Yes, everybody’s all stoked for the next chapter in the storied Robert Pattinson/Kristen Stewart dreamy staring contest, but our tall and chiseled vampire hunk is leaving the virginal glitter dust behind for the erotically-charged Bel Ami, where he’s going to smolder and sex his way through a myriad of women to climb to the top rung of the 19th Century Parisian social ladder. Among the women his character of Georges Duroy is going to seduce – Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas and now, Christina Ricci has been added to the mix. Ricci is no stranger to baring it all, if you recall Black Snake Moan, but given that this is a period piece, it may be less blatant and more puffy shirts and corsets and scandalous ankles. Then again, Thurman in Dangerous Liaisons proved even bodice-rippers can offer nudity – which means the big question is whether or not Bel Ami is going to require Pattinson to doff it all or not. Twi-hards, commence speculation!
Bel Ami isn’t due to come out until 2011, long after this summer’s The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. However, this March, you’ll get a new look at ol’ “R-Pattz” (groan) in Remember Me, in which he seems to have the chance to do a lot more than just moody staring.