20th Century Fox has released the first trailer for Water for Elephants, which comes from I Am Legend director Francis Lawrence and stars Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon, Christoph Waltz and Hal Holbrook.
While 20th Century Fox has obviously hired Pattinson with the hope of him attracting the Twilight fanbase the movie looks quite impressive, visually. We also see an elephant performing a hand stand, which is probably the best part.
Based on the acclaimed bestseller, WATER FOR ELEPHANTS presents an unexpected romance in a uniquely compelling setting. Veterinary school student Jacob meets and falls in love with Marlena, 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 — Jacob and Marlena find lifelong love.
Water for Elephants will be released April 15th, 2011.