Blurb: Vampire Star is a Scoundrel

Saw this blurb on Bloomberg today:

Vampire Star

Robert Pattinson, the teen idol who stars in the “Twilight” vampire-movie series, will be in Berlin to promote his new film, an adaptation of Guy de Maupassant’s novel “Bel Ami.” Pattison’s character is a scoundrel who rises through the ranks of 19th-century Parisian society by manipulating and seducing a series of women. The female roles are taken by Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas and Christina Ricci.

Kosslick warned that as well as Pattinson, Shah Rukh Khan probably will attract large crowds of female fans. The Indian heartthrob is showing “Don — The King is Back.” The Berlinale website has a list of frequently asked questions for Khan’s fans, presumably to avoid a deluge of inquiries.

“Can I contribute artistically in order to enrich the screenings or the appearance of Shah Rukh Khan?” is one such query. “Unfortunately we are unable to integrate such contributions due to organizational reasons” is the festival response.

Uma Thurman and Robert Pattinson in "Bel Ami." Directed by Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod, the film features a young man who advances in French 19th-century society by manipulating and seducing a series of women. The movie is premiering at the Berlin Film Festival.