February 17, 2011


Hitting theaters later this year on April 22nd is Francis Lawrence’s (I Am Legend) adaptation of the Sara Gruen novel Water for Elephants. Starring Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson, and Christoph Waltz, Water for Elephants tells the story of a vet school student (Pattinson) who falls in love with an already married circus performer (Witherspoon) while caring for one of the show’s elephants. Having not read the book, I can’t offer a ton of insight as to what you can expect from the film adaptation. That said, I have been impressed with some of the cinematography on display in its theatrical trailer.

If you’d like to know a little more about the project, hit the jump to check out a set visit video courtesy of Entertainment Tonight. Slight Spoiler Alert: ET is very interested in finding out how attracted Witherspoon and Pattinson are to each other.

Here’s the ET set visit:

Here’s the synopsis for Water for Elephants:

Veterinary school student Jacob (Pattinson) meets and falls in love with Marlena (Witherspoon), a star performer in a circus of a bygone era. They discover beauty amidst the world of the Big Top, and come together through their compassion for a special elephant. Against all odds – including the wrath of Marlena’s charismatic but dangerous husband, August (Christopher Waltz) – Jacob and Marlena find lifelong love.


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