Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Bel Ami Shooting Info


More info via lion_lamb

Pattinson, Kidman board Bel Ami for Protagonist

4 November, 2009 | By Geoffrey Macnab

In an intriguing star pairing, Twilight sensation Robert Pattinson is teaming with Nicole Kidman to star in Bel Ami, the film of Guy De Maupassant’s erotically charged story of ambition, power and seduction. Multi-award winning UK theatre directors Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod are directing from a screenplay by Rachel Bennette.

London-based Protagonist has taken on international sales to the film.

Uberto Pasolini (The Full Monty) will produce, with Simon Fuller of 19 Entertainment acting as executive producer.The film will shoot in London and Budapest from February 2010.

Donnellan and Ormerod, whose Cheek By Jowl is widely regarded as one of the most influential theatre companies in the world, will make their feature debut with this story about a young man’s rise to the top of Parisian high society in the 1890s, via the beds of the city’s most glamorous and influential women.

In a world where politics and media jostle for influence, where sex is power and celebrity an obsession, the film has, say the producers, a contemporary relevance which should resonate with audiences worldwide.

Bel Ami is a Redwave Films production in association with 19 Entertainment, Protagonist Pictures and RaiCinema. RAI has Italian rights. All other territories will be sold by Protagonist, which has already commenced pre-sales on the film.



Sandy said...

No offense - Nicole Kidman is stiff, 'mature' and the only fresh thing about her is her new silicon-enhanced upper lip. Her name might actually prevent some people from wanting to see the movie. Others, of course, will go to watch her stilted performance, because she used to be good, years ago. I'll go to see Rob. HE's all the movie needs, from MY point of view.

RATCH said...

She may look at bit stiff but shes still a pretty good actress. I rekon they will work well together, quite contrasting which can work.

Brie said...

I agree Sandy...not a good pairing IMO. Thought this movie was to be filmed in France and start date in summer of 2010? With Unbound Captives to be Rob's next project? LOL! I am soooo confused :-/

scrappycoco said...

omg i luv nicole kidman. Rob is a very talented actor and it's about time that rob be paired with a bloody good actress.

Agata said...

Yeas it's about time that Rob be paired with bloody good actress! not only forever open-mouth Kristen. Sorry. Kidman is good. Of course not everybody likes her, but not every movie is about ratings and blockbuster success. I think this will be good. Can't wait!! Rob will be in London which is good. But yeah I'm a bit confused because that movie was supposed to be filmed in Paris and there's no info on Nicol's imdb about that. I guess we should wait and maybe there will be more info:)