ONTD tips us off to this:
“Bel Ami, based on the short story by Guy de Maupassant, is an erotically charged tale of ambition, power and seduction which chronicles the rise of Georges Duroy from poverty into the ‘beau monde’ of 1890′s Paris.
Using his wits and powers of seduction, Duroy moves from a prostitute’s embrace to passionate trysts with wealthy beauties who inhabit where sex is power and celebrity an obsession, and where politics and media jostle for influence.”
Also stars Christina Ricci and Kristin Scott Thomas! It is listed as being a 2011 release. ¬†But we’ll see about that.