Robert Pattinson, Sean Penn and Reese Witherspoon attached to Water For Elephants
Posted by: Brad Sturdivant
I know people can’t get enough of their Robert Pattinson news, so anytime the guy sneezes, it makes headlines. But it looks like today we have some real news in that he and Sean Penn are looking to star in the film WATER FOR ELEPHANTS, which Reese Witherspoon has already signed up for. In it, Pattinson will play an elephant that’s fallen in love with a zebra, that might be in love with a cheetah. No, no, I kid, I kid. The film is about a man looking back on his life during the late 20’s when he took a job with a circus. The film actually seems like it has a good message and deals with the abuse animals face(d) in circus life. Francis Lawrence will direct.
It’s very tough to make a movie about animal abuse, which is why there haven’t been many made. No one likes to see an animal hurt and so the only way it can make a decent film is if there’s somewhat of an uplifting ending. On the other side, it looks like Bob Patty is on the right path to shed that whole Twilight thing.