Ricci and Thurman join Bel Ami

Filming on Robert Pattinson’s new period project Bel Ami kicked off in London this week.

And the film’s added a fresh flurry of faces (phew) to its expanding cast list.

Christina Ricci, Uma Thurman and Kristin Scott Thomas have all signed on for the film, which follows Pattinson’s Georges Duroy through 1890 Paris, where he bed-hops his way into the class system and earns himself a small fortune.

Based on the book by Guy de Maupassant, Bel Ami is being co-directed by feature newbies Nick Ormerod and Declan Donnellan, both Brits.

Expect reports of screaming fans chasing Pattinson down London streets to hit the news sharpish.

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