It started filming a year ago. The wrap party happened last April. So, why isn’t there confirmation on a release date for “Bel Ami”?
The distribution company, the UK-based Optimum Releasing, issued a non-committal press release late last year. It named August 2011 as the date for the UK release, but immediately qualified the date with a “TBC” (To Be Confirmed”). Since that time, there has been nothing from any official source to indicate the timing of the release of the film. Consequently, it has been listed as being in post-production for months.
The delay comes as a disappointment to many Robert Pattinson fans, who are feverish to see the star in more non-Twilight roles. Though the Brit is not the biggest star acting in the film (Oscar nominees Uma Thurman and Kristen Scott Thomas co-star, as does Golden Globe nominee Christina Ricci), he is currently one of Hollywood’s hottest, outranking his co-stars on the IMDB StarMeter by several hundred or more points.