Protagonist Pictures, the company responsible for sales of distribution rights, has listed on their website that Bel Ami is in post-production and has a deliver date of December 2010. We speculate that this deliver date was chosen so that Bel Ami could be nominated for awards in 2010.
Bel Ami is an art house film, we don’t expect that it will get the same pomp and circumstance as the Robert Pattinson-starring Twilight films do. As well it shouldn’t, it’s a classic type of film that deserves a different level of respect. Don’t be looking for Georges Duroy gear being sold at Hot Topic.
There’s been some rumors lately about why Bel Ami does not have a North American distributor, even a petition going around urging fans of Robert Pattinson to sign and help get the film released in the USA. We really think everyone should rest assured that Bel Ami will get a North American distributor, it may just be a matter of kicking the tires before you buy the car. We can’t imagine a Robert Pattinson movie not showing in the USA! But we will be proactive and send some questions off to the film’s marketing team and ask for an official comment.
The questions we will seek answers to are:
1. Where and when will the film open?
2. Will the film be included in the Toronto Film Festival and Sundance?
3. What is the status of a North American distributor?
4. Will the film be a wide-release or limited release?
What questions (serious) do YOU want us to ask?