Robert Pattinson shows off his lady-wooing skill in a 10-minute clip from "Bel Ami". The sizzle reel highlights the British heartthrob as a professional smooth talker and a manwhore. He is seen seducing Kristin Scott Thomas at a church, giving some women his killer glance at a bar, oozing charm to socialite ladies at a high-class dinner, and trying to steal the attention of Christina Ricci.
Pattinson portrays George Duroy, a penniless soldier who, while traveling through 1890s Paris, gains power by seducing the wives of French socialites. Using his wits and power of seduction, he moves from prostitute's embrace to passionate tryst with wealthy beauties who inhabit where sex is power and celebrity is an obsession, and where politics and media jostle for influence.
"Bel Ami" is directed by filmmaker duo Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod with Rachel Bennette penning the script based on a short story by Guy de Maupassant. Also supporting the film are Uma Thurman, Colm Meaney, Philip Glenister, Holliday Grainger and James Lance.
The period drama is set to have its world premiere at the 2012 Berlin International Film Festival on February 17. Should the movie get a distributor at the Berlinale, it will finally has a U.S. release date. It is currently scheduled to be released in the U.K. in March.