Robert Pattinson’s Bel Ami producers worried about marketing movie   18 comments

From Total Film

Robert Pattinson admits that Bel Ami is still in editing because studio honchos are worried about alienating audiences used to his goody-two-shoes persona in the Twilight franchise.

RPattz plays the titular Bel Ami in an adaptation of Maupassant’s classic novel about a 19th century womanising, social-climbing journalist who sleeps his way round Paris.

Filming in the UK and Budapest opposite leading ladies Uma Thurman, Christina Ricci and Kristen Scott Thomas wrapped in spring 2010 and was originally slated for a Christmas release. It currently has no confirmed opening date.

“We were really true to the book and because the guy is basically a shit who wins everything at the end it’s really difficult to market it  – especially with me in it,” Pattinson tells TF exclusively.

“Everyone’s worried that everyone’s going to be thinking, ‘Oh I want him to be nice, he’s got to be nice to all the ladies’.”

Bel Ami, though, is an unrepentant cad.  “I know,” laughs the Water For Elephants star, “But that was fun!”

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Posted March 30, 2011 by Sim in Bel Ami, Robert Pattinson

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18 responses to “Robert Pattinson’s Bel Ami producers worried about marketing movie

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  1. Guys, Producers) we want to see the movie. I don’t care what you do, just get that movie out soon!

  2. Most of us are probably dying to see Rob in lots of different kinds of roles…including having him play a sh*t!! He’s an ACTOR! Let him act. We can handle it. It makes no sense to sit on this movie when fans are waiting to see ANYTHING he’s in. I hope they don’t edit it into a completely different story. How ridiculous would that be?

  3. For crying out loud! Just release it! People will go see it and decide if they like it or not.

  4. Let’s see the movie! Rob is an actor and he’s going to play many different types of roles throughout his career. If the Twilight fans can’t handle it, then they are not true fans of Rob’s but of Edward’s. Edward is not real. Let’s see Rob work some magic!!

  5. But…isn’t that kinda the point of acting?! HE’S ACTING!!! I say who cares!!! We know he really isn’t anything like that character at all. I think it would be awesome to see if he can play a complete douchebag…cause then it just proves that he can play ANYTHING! We love to love him of course, but I think I would love to hate him every once in a while too…lol. Just sayin.

  6. I want to see badass Rob, and the REAL movie…


  7. Bring it on! Most of his fans want to see him in all kinds of different roles, since MOST mature people can distinguish the difference between an actor and the characters he/she portrays in films. It’s time to stop worrying about the Twilight teen fan base, and let Rob grow and expand his range as an actor. He’s almost 25 y.o., for goodness sake! I can’t wait to see him as a bad guy. I think he’ll do a great job.

  8. P. S.: Give Bel Ami an R rating, so teens can’t go see it anyway. That’ll solve that problem.

  9. I am very disappointed that the release of this movie keeps getting delayed and that there still isn’t a US distributor for it. I don’t know why they are worried. People need to stop pigeon-holing Rob into one target audience. When will the powers-that-be comprehend that not all his fans are teenagers?? The teenagers and teens only seem loyal to the Twilight Saga anyway, most of them are not loyal to Rob, which makes me very sad.

    Let’s hope that Water for Elephants will finally get people outside the fandom to appreciate Rob’s talent, and then maybe the makers of Bel Ami will see that a non-Twilight movie starring Rob can be successful. Little Ashes was rated R, too, and he was fantastic in that. Bel Ami should definitely be rated R – please let us grown ups enjoy Rob in a grown up role. Does this mean that Cosmopolis will have a problem, too? Ridiculous!

    • And because a lot of Bel Ami was shot in Budapest, I have been anxiously awaiting it. I’ll never forget Rob speaking my language in that clip last year. Priceless!

  10. I agree with everyone above. Great observations!

  11. Are they serious? Have they read the book? You can’t take the “cad” out of the movie. That is who Georges was. He seduced a lot of women, you can’t take that out, that is the story. And you can’t make the intimate scenes obscure or sweet, again, that’s not who he was.

    I would venture to say the majority of Rob’s fans are interested in seeing his acting range . . . not just “Edward.” All his movies can’t be PG-13.

  12. I agree with everyone. Even though I haven’t read the book I still think it needs to stay true to it. Not all of his fans out here are little teenagers and we can handle any kind of movie he chooses to do. Get off your butts already and let us see it without it being edited into nothing!!!

    Chellie Harrison
  13. I just want to see this film. He’s meant to be a badass and I want to see him act like that, after all it is just acting. Most of us mature fans can distinguish between what’s real and what’s not. Rob surely doesn’t want to be typecast as a romantic hero for the rest of his career. He needs to develop and broaden his horizons, which he did by taking on the role. Let us see the real Bel Ami. Soon. I cannot wait to see this film.

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