The film Bel Ami is all about Georges Duroy, a Parisian journalist and notorious ladies' man who overcomes a poverty-stricken childhood to become one of the city's foremost movers and shakers. Robert Pattinson plays Georges, while the 'Kill Bill' star Uma Thurman appears a high-society woman. Christina Ricci and Kristin Scott Thomas also appear as Pattinson's other love interest.
In an interview to MTV, Robert Pattinson, "It is like the complete antithesis of what you normally think period dramas are about. In Paris, everybody was just going nuts. It was like the 1980s. Sex was a kind of a weapon and a tool, and it's odd."