While Nicole Kidman had been rumored to star alongside "New Moon" heartthrob Robert Pattinson in the upcoming flick "Bel Ami," it was later announced that the Oscar-winning actress would not be involved after all.
Kidman recently told MTV News that the two were in talks to star together in the film about journalist Georges Duroy (Pattinson) and his rise to the top of Parisian high society in the 1890s. Kidman would have played Madeline Forestier, Duroy's onetime mentor.
"I was [in talks for it], and we couldn't work out the dates," Kidman said.
Just because she hasn't acted alongside Pattinson yet doesn't mean she hasn't checked out his previous work. "He's great," she said, adding that she had seen "Twilight." "I haven't seen the new one ['New Moon']."
The actress said Pattinson has that something special and foresees a long career for him in Hollywood, so maybe their paths could cross on a movie set one day. "I think he's a really fine actor, actually, because he wants to be great," she said. "He's working with the right people."
Although no female lead has been cast for "Bel Ami," Pattinson said in May the actress who will take on the role "needs to be literally inspirational." And speaking of inspirational women, Pattinson described Jenny Lumet, who wrote the screenplay, as "a genius," saying that her script really connected with him.
"Bel Ami" is scheduled to start shooting in Paris next year. Pattinson managed to draw some parallels between his character in "Bel Ami" and Edward Cullen from "Twilight," saying, "They're both about commitment."