12/22/2011 03:55 pm ET

Robert Pattinson's "Bel Ami" Trailer Debuts

Robert Pattinson is headed back to the big screen, but this time he's the opposite of chaste.

The actor helped draw an impressive amount of Twi-hards to theaters for "The Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Part 1," which opened to $140 million in November. But while teenage girls may forever associate him with ultra-pale dreamboat Edward Cullen, Pattinson is on to other projects; one being his role as a young journalist in the film Bel Ami, based on the novel by Guy de Maupassant.

"We were really true to this book, but because the guy is basically a shit and wins everything at the end it's really difficult to market it -- especially with me in it," the self-deprecating star told Total Film in a recent interview. The trailer looks intriguing enough, especially with Pattinson dramatically uttering the words, "I've been such a fool" to co-star Christina Ricci.

In addition to the final "Twilight Saga" film, which opens next November, Pattinson will be playing a financial genius in "Cosmopolis," slated for a 2012 release date.