(Written for BritScene)

Robert Pattinson‘s (The Twilight Saga) latest film, Bel Ami, has found an American distributor this week, meaning that this Paris based period drama will be arriving in US theaters early next year.

Sony Pictures Worldwide has bought the rights to distribute this UK, French and Italian production, which is directed by Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod and based on a French novel of the same name, written by Guy de Maupassant in 1885.

Bel Ami chronicles a young man’s rise to power in Paris through his manipulation of the city’s most influential and wealthy women. Robert Pattinson takes the lead as this penniless ex-soldier and stars alongside Uma Thurman and Christina Ricci.

The film will be available in February 2012, but for now, here is the trailer: