Water for Elephants 2011

Water for Elephants is an upcoming 2011 drama film based on Sara Gruen’s novel of the same name, directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Robert Pattinson as Jacob Jankowski, Reese Witherspoon as Marlena and Christoph Waltz as August. Hal Holbrook will play the older Jacob Jankowski.

Plot: As a young man, Jacob Jankowski (Pattinson) was tossed by fate onto a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. It was the early part of the Great Depression, and for Jacob (Holbrook), now ninety, the circus world he remembers was both his salvation and a living hell. A veterinary student just shy of a degree, he was put in charge of caring for the circus menagerie. It was there that he met Marlena, (Witherspoon) the beautiful equestrian star married to August (Waltz), the charismatic but twisted animal trainer. And he met Rosie, an untrainable elephant and the only hope for this third-rate traveling show.

* Reese Witherspoon as Marlena Rosenbluth
* Robert Pattinson as Jacob Jankowski
* Christoph Waltz as August Rosenbluth
* Tai as Rosie, the elephant
* James Frain as Rosie’s caretaker

Watch Water for Elephants 2011 Trailer