Robert Pattinson's "Bel Ami" Trailer Debuts

12/22/2011 03:55 pm ET

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.


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