Producers are worried about the appeal of Rob's womanising character, according to the Twilight star
The star has revealed period style flick Bel Ami is running way behind schedule – and still in the editing stages – because the film’s bosses are terrified his womanising character is unmarketable.
R-patz shot the period-style flick between Twilight films last year, and was spotted on location in Budapest, with co-star Uma Thurman.
The movie – which also stars Christina Ricci and Kristin Scott Thomas – charts a young man’s rise to power in Paris and his manipulation of the city’s most wealthy and influential women.
But according to reports, bosses delayed the film’s release after it stalled during the editing stages, becoming worried Rob’s womanizing character will be unmarketable.
It’s thought the film – which features several steamy scenes – would not be suitable for Rob’s fan base, and has left producers worried no one will see the movie.
‘We were really true to the book and because the guy is basically a s**t who wins everything at the end it’s really difficult to market it – especially with me in it,’ Rob told Total Film.
‘Everyone’s worried that everyone’s going to be thinking, “Oh I want him to be nice, he’s got to be nice to all the ladies”’.
Rumour has it, execs behind the scenes are frantically re-cutting the movie to show R-Patz in a more favourable light, but studios have yet to confirm a release date.
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