Robert and Reese are magical

Whether you’re a Twihard with a life-sized Edward Cullen cut-out in your bedroom watching you sleep, or all things Twilight make you roll your eyes and stomp your feet, Water for Elephants will probably sway you over to Team Rob Pattinson pretty quick.

In the brand new trailer, Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon sparkle as Jacob (yeah, yeah, have a laugh) and Marlena, a vet and a performer traveling with the circus in the early 20th century. Their love story, told in flashbacks by Jacob at age 93 (Hal Holbrook), is complicated by her husband August (Christoph Waltz).

We’re already a little bit in love with the movie, just from the magical, cinematic feel of the trailer. The colors and the music are delightful, and we’re already looking forward to the performances.

Water for Elephants is set for release on April 15, 2011. Will you be in line at the theater on opening night?


Expectations for Water for Elephants

Everyone expected Francis Lawrence’s big screen version of Sara Gruen’s bestselling novel Water For Elephants to be a summer blockbuster, probably because Lawrence is the helmer of big budget horror/actioners I Am Legend and Constantine – but Flashpoint Entertainment have released the trailer today and it’s much more a schmaltzy, period romantic drama.

It’s a massive change of pace for Lawrence and also a platform for lead Robert Pattinson to show us that he could have a career outside of those Twilight movies.

Here he stars as a veterinary student who joins the traveling circus as a vet when he gives up schooling after his parents are killed. There he falls in love with marquee performer Reese Witherspoon, the wife of Christoph Waltz – at once a charming circus ringmaster, but if you cross him he turns into Col. Hans Landa and you don’t want to be around him.

Of course you will recognise Nick Cave’s score from The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford which is temped for the trailer and it’s fitting because Lawrence utilises the same slow-mo techniques as Andrew Dominik did to heighten the haunting mystique of the period, and it works.

I’m expecting a lot from Waltz on this one, mainly because he gave up the Sigmund Freud role in David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method to make this movie, and apart from the paycheck I want to see what drew him to it.

Water For Elephants is due April 15th in the U.S. and April 22nd in the U.K.


WFE Trailer Screencaps

I’ve updated the gallery screencaputres from Water For Elephants official Trailer.

Water for Elephants Trailer

Watch the new official trailer for Water for Elephants. Reese looks amazing! You can also download it in HD here (Apple website).

We also added the new official poster in our gallery.

Water for Elephants Teaser Trailer

Watch the new teaser trailer for Water For Elephants containing new scenes.

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