'Twilight: New Moon's Robert Pattinson chooses dark 'Bel Ami' over 'Dune'

Robert Pattinson in TwilightRobert Pattinson won't be tasting the spice anytime soon.

Despite reports that the star of "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" would be headlining Peter Berg's upcoming adaptation of Frank Herbert's famous sci-fi novel, sources tell Gossip Cop those rumors are untrue.

What is true is that Pattinson is set to star in a version of Guy de Maupassant's 1885 novel "Bel Ami." He'll play amoral journalist Georges Duroy, who uses his harem of mistresses to move up the social and professional ladders.

Pattinson is currently filming "The Twilight Sequel: Eclipse." His non-vampire romantic drama "Remember Me" will be in theaters in time for Valentine's Day 2010.

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