Step back in time: Robert Pattinson becomes a French social climber for latest role
Last updated at 1:33 PM on 08th March 2010
Robert Pattinson and Life On Mars actor Philip Glenister look every bit the 19th Century gentlemen as they shoot scenes for their new film Bel Ami.
The movie is an adaptation of Guy de Maupassant's 1885 novel about a peasant-born former soldier who becomes a journalist in Paris and climbs the social ladder through a series of affairs with well-connected women.
It also stars Uma Thurman, Christina Ricci and Kristen Scott Thomas.
Playboy: Pattinson plays lethario journalist Georges Duroy
Life in the 19th Century: Glenister takes a break from filming, a red mark across his forehead from wearing a too-tight top hat while shooting scenes
Fuel on the go: Pattinson sips a warm drink as minders walk him to the set
Raunchy: Thurman's character is seduced by the film's protagonist
Pattinson, who shot to fame in the Twilight franchise of films, plays the lead character Georges Duroy.
Filming has been taking place in London since early Febuary, with scenes to be shot in Erith, Kent, this week said to include Pattinson's character taking part in an orgy.
The racy scene will be shot at the Grade 1-listed Crossness Pumping Station, famous for its Victorian cast
Kent News reported a source saying: 'It will be tastefully done with lots of candlelight and lace, but it will be the sexiest thing Robert’s ever been seen in and will get his female fans even more excited.'
The cast will then travel to Budapest, Hungary, to film outdoor scenes.
Co-star Natalia Tena - who co-starred with Pattinson in Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix - spoke about the film's nudity, writing on her MySpace page: 'I start Bel Ami in less than two weeks, slightly nervous especially seeing as you’ll see my naked cleavage.'
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