Robert Pattinson's highly anticipated "Bel Ami" will premiere in the U.S. on June 8, Magnolia Pictures said Wednesday.
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The company will be releasing the film on demand a month before it debuts in U.S. theaters, anticipating that it will not do as well on big screens over the summer, according to All Voices.
The film premiered at the Berlin Film Festival last month and will premiere in Lithuania, France and the UK before it hits the U.S. box office.
Pattinson plays a young man in 19th century Paris who manipulates influential and wealthy women (not including Kristen Stewart) to rise to power.
Pattinson's on-screen love interests include Christina Ricci, Uma Thurman and Kristin Scott Thomas. In a recent red-carpet interview at the Berlin Film Festival, the "Twilight" star referred to his love-making scenes as "getting his cake and eating it too," according to Gather.com.
Pattinson told Hollywood Life the women in the "Bel Ami" cast all played very strong characters. "So it wasn't like I could push them around easily. It was funny. I had to be a different person with all three of them," he said at the Berlin Film Festival.
He told Gather.com that his favorite part of playing the promiscuous Georges Duroy was being able to manipulate and romance women of varying ages. "Hmmm older women or younger women...I get my cake and eat it, too, basically. They both have their good sides," he said.
"Bel Ami," is based on the novel by Guy de Maupassant, capturing the social conflicts of the 19th century, through a sharp focus on lusty affairs carried out by a Parisian lawyer, played by Pattinson.
Meanwhile, Pattinson has received criticism from his fans for shaving his hair. In an online poll on bopandtigerbeat.com, 76 percent of Pattinson fans said they hated his new haircut. The poll was flooded with comments, with one fan saying "it makes his head look too small for his body."
"It looks kinda ridiculous," wrote another. "He looks like Justin Timberlake; that is who I thought it was till I read the headline."
Six percent of fans said they loved his new haircut. "Please stop judging him," said one. "It is not nice to be bullied cuz you got a new look. What if you were him would you want a bunch of people criticizing you???!!!!! Just because he plays a hot vampire doesn't mean he has to be that character all the time. He obviously has finished filming breaking dawn or he would not have cut it, I mean seriously people, he has feelings too."
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