First trailer for Robert Pattinson's Bel Ami

The first trailer for Bel Ami, starring R-Pattz, Uma Thurman and Christina Ricci, has hit the net and promises plenty of bodice ripping.

The film chronicles a young man's rise to power in Paris via his manipulation of the city's most influential and wealthy women.

It is directed by Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod and is based on Guy de Maupassant's 1885 French novel of the same name.

As TF revealed back in March, the film wrapped in spring 2010 and was originally slated for a Christmas release but execs were nervy of portraying the Twilight heartthrob as a 'shit'.

Bel Ami still has no official release date, with the trailer only promising it is 'Coming soon'.