Water for Elephants is the new film from Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend). Based on the novel by Sara Gruen, the film stars Christoph Waltz, Reese Witherspoon, Hal Holbrook and Robert ‘Twilight‘ Pattinson. I’ll be honest, this one wasn’t really on my radar. Now that I’ve seen the trailer though, it does look like it has potential. We have two fantastic actors in the form of Waltz and Holbrook, and if you’ve seen Remember Me, you’ll know that Pattinson can act when given a good script. I’ve never been a big fan of Reese but she’ll do. Overall though, I was fairly impressed with the trailer and I’ll probably check it out when it hits theatres.
Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think.
The official plot synopsis is as follows:
As a young man, Jacob Jankowski 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, 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, the beautiful equestrian star married to August, the charismatic but twisted animal trainer. And he met Rosie, an untrainable elephant who was the great gray hope for this third-rate traveling show. The bond that grew among this unlikely trio was one of love and trust, and, ultimately, it was their only hope for survival.