While we still don't have a confirmed release date for Bel Ami, Rob's two other films being released this year are gaining buzz early on in 2011.
First off, the LA Times wonders whether Water for Elephants will finally be the breakout role for Rob:
The "Twilight" crowd, the morning after: They've branched out into other roles before. But 2011 will bring moments of truth for all three lead actors in the "Twilight" franchise: Robert Pattinson in the period circus drama "Water for Elephants" (coming in April), Taylor Lautner in the teen fugitive thriller "Abduction" (coming in September) and Kristen Stewart in the adaptation of Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" (date TBD). The last two movies in the franchise that made them famous are shooting now. Which of the trio can fashion the most productive post-Forks career?
Empire Magazine mentions both Water for Elephants and Breaking Dawn on its 2011 preview:
Smelling salts at the ready, because April 22 sees the return of the mighty R.Pattz in Water For Elephants. Pattinson plays a veterinary student who throws in his studies after the death of his parents and runs away, finding himself in a traveling circus. There he falls for Marlena (Reese Witherspoon) - which would be fine were it not for her violent husband August (Christoph Waltz). This is based on the novel of the same name, is not a sequel to Like Water For Chocolate, and looks set to be a more grown-up effort for the once and future Edward Cullen.
It's the Big One on November 18, which sees Edward and Bella finally get it on in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn. The fourth instalment will cover only the first half of the fourth (and final) Twilight book, and sees vampire Edward (Robert Pattinson) and human Bella (Kristen Stewart) finally tie the knot and go on honeymoon. However, some complications soon turn up in the shape of an unplanned pregnancy and…well, we'll say no more. But at least in this Twilight movie the plot might actually move forward for once. Fans will still have to wait until 2012 for the big finale, but that just gives them extra time to dream of Edward / Jacob / Bella (delete as appropriate) so they probably consider that a bright side.ET put Water for Elephants on its April preview
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While Stylelist names Water for Elephants as one of the films they're excited to see in 2011:
Robert Pattinson in a tuxedo, Reese Witherspoon in glam circus garb, Robert Pattinson in a tuxedo... need we say more to prompt you to see "Water for Elephants"? In the big-screen adaptation of Sara Gruen's historical novel, out April 15, R-Patz plays a Depression-era veterinarian who joins the circus and falls for Witherspoon's sultry -- and married -- bareback performer. Action, passion and glamour.Of course we can't wait to see all of Rob's movies.. and more than once!