Water For Elephants first image

Water For Elephants

Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon and Christoph Waltz have all been revealed in their period finery in a new shot from movie Water For Elephants .

Coming courtesy of Algonquin Books, the latest run of Sara Gruen’s novel features a new sleeve with snaps from the movie – which has given us our first sneaky glimpse at the stars of the film adap.

Most impressive is R-Pattz’s tamed mane, with not a hint of the Edward Cullens about him. Of course, Witherspoon’s going for gold with that wavy crop (there's definitely some Marilyn Monroe mixed in there), while Waltz is happy to sit and simmer with Oscar-winning gravitas.

Water For Elephants follows Pattz’s veterinary student, who looks after the animals of a travelling circus during the Great Depression. There, he meets Marlena (Witherspoon) and her twisted animal trainer husband August (Waltz).

I Am Legend helmer Francis Lawrence directs. The film opens on 22 April, 2011.

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