Robert Pattinson Loses the Fangs but Still Broods in New ‘Bel Ami’ Trailer (Video)

"Twilight" star sinks his teeth into Guy de Maupassant adaptation

Robert Pattinson is moving on from playing world's sexiest vampire Edward Cullen to portray another kind of bloodsucker: An opportunistic journalist bent on sleeping his way to the top of Parisian society.

The "Twilight" heartthrob stars in the upcoming period film "Bel Ami," based on a Guy de Maupassant novel. In the movie, Pattinson plays Georges Duroy, a young writer who rises to power in the City of Light, one female conquest at a time. Nice work, if you can get it — but he appears to make an enemy or two along the way.

"Bel Ami," which co-stars Uma Thurman and Christina Ricci, arrives in theaters March 2. Until that golden moment, check out the latest trailer for the film to see him in action.