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Robert Pattinson appears in a promotional photo for the 2012 movie Bel Ami. - Provided courtesy of Studiocanal

Robert Pattinson stars in new 'Bel Ami' trailer - See video

04/03/2012 by Kristina Lopez

Robert Pattinson stars as the seductive Georges Duroy in the film "Bel Ami," based on the novel by the same name and a new trailer for the film, which can be seen below, was released on April 4.

In the film the "Twilight Saga" star is featured as Duroy, who comes into to power in 19th century Paris, through any means necessary, including manipulating the city's most influential and wealthy women.

The film also stars Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas and Christina Ricci as a few of Duroy's lovers.

Maupassant originally published the novel in 1885. It was translated into English for the first time in 1903 with the name, "The History of a Scoundrel." The film was directed by Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod and written by Rachel Bennette.

Magnolia Pictures announced on March 12 that the film will hit theaters on Friday, June 8, 2012. The film had its world premiere at the recent 62nd Berlin Film Festival.

Check out the new trailer for "Bel Ami" below.

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