Thursday, 16 December 2010

First look: R-Patz and Reese in spectacular new trailer for their circus film Water For Elephants



First look: The official trailer for the new Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon film Water For Elephants has been released

Any film starring Robert Pattinson is sure to be hit with the tweens, but his latest looks like something their parents might enjoy too.

The first trailer for the Twilight star's new movie Water For Elephants debuted today.

The period drama, set in a travelling circus, stars Reese Witherspoon at the Pattinson's love interest.

Heartthrob: Robert Pattinson plays 23-year-old veterinary student Jacob Jankowski

The 24-year-old British actor stars as Jacob Jankowski, a veterinary student who drops out of school and runs away after the tragic death of his parents during The Great Depression.

He happens upon a The Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth travelling circus, and is hired to care for the circus animals.

He meets the violent head trainer August, played by Inglourious Basterds star Christoph Waltz, and his wife, the beautiful performer Merlena (Witherspoon).

Tragedy: His character runs away after the tragic death of his parents and is hired to care for the animals in a travelling circus

Spectacle: Reese stars as the beautiful Circus performer Marlena

The story, based on the 2006 novel by Sara Gruen, starts with a 93-year-old Jacob (Hal Holbrook), coming across a circus in present day, and recalling his memories to some of the circus workers.

Hinting at the storyline to come, he tells them he witnessed 'the most famous circus disaster of all time' - an event fans of the novel will recall.

The forbidden love story between Witherspoon and Pattinson's characters is played out with plenty of brooding and longing gazes - something Robert has much experience with thanks to his Twilight background.

Adaptation: the film, set during The Great Depression, is based on Sara Gruen's 2006 novel

Longing: Pattinson's character quickly falls for Marlena

Reese is glamorous as Marlena with 1930s pin curls and a dazzling array of stage costumes.

Reese and Robert filmed the movie over the summer, in between Pattinson's shooting schedule for the Twilight saga.

At the premiere of her latest film How Do You Know in LA this week, Reese sang her co-star's praises: 'He was wonderful, he's a really great actor,' she said on the red carpet. He just has an incredible work ethic. He works so hard and it was really fun.'

And it appears 34-year-old Reese may have joined the hordes of Twi-hards. 'I'm not gonna lie. He's a very, very handsome man,' she told USA Today.

Torn: Marlena is forced to choose between her husband and the handsome young Jacob

Tragedy: The storyline hints at 'the most famous circus disaster of all time'

Memories: The story is told through flashbacks by a 93-year-old Jacob
'The fervor and madness and girls waiting at 5am on a set in the middle of nowhere just to see him.'

She gushed: 'He's sweet and loving and has the nicest family. Kristen is really sweet, too. He's a very sensitive soul. He worked really hard. He looks great in the movie, too.'

During filming in June, Reese brought her children Ava and Deacon on set to meet her co-star.

A source said told People magazine at the time: 'Ava seemed especially excited to meet him.

From mother to lover: The pair worked together on Reese's 2004 film Vanity Fair, when Rob played her son

Gushing: Reese said of Robert, ''He was wonderful, he's a really great actor... 'I'm not gonna lie. He's a very, very handsome man'

And this is not the first time the pair have worked together.
A then-unknown Pattinson played Reese's son in her 2004 film Vanity Fair, when he was 17.

'I remember he was verrrrry [sic] handsome! I was like, "I have a really handsome son!"' she said earlier this year.

'I had to sob and cry all over him, but he was great.'

Teen heartthrob: Pattinson is back at work on the fourth installment of the Twilight saga, Breaking Dawn

Reese is currently promoting How Do You Know, alongside co-stars Paul Rudd, Owen Wilson and Jack Nicholson.

She has just wrapped another romantic comedy, This Means War, in which she stars as a woman caught between two lifelong best friends, Tom Hardy and Chris Pine.

Meanwhile Robert is back filming the final installment in the Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn.

He and co-star and girlfriend Kristen Stewart recently returned from Brazil, where they filmed the famous honeymoon scenes from the fourth book.
Water For Elephants is released in the UK on April 22.

source: dailymail

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