Kidman Joins Pattinson In “Bel Ami”

Nicole Kidman has joined the cast of the Guy de Maupassant biopic “Bel Ami” for Protagonist Films says Screen Daily.

“Twilight” star Robert Pattinson plays the 19th Century French writer, a young man who scandalously slept his way to the top of Paris’ high society in the 1890’s with some of the city’s most influential women. Kidman is expected to play one of those women.

British theater directors Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod (“Cheek”) are directing the project using a script by Rachel Bennette. Shooting kicks off in London and Budapest in February of next year.