Must Watch: First Trailer for Fox's Water for Elephants Adaptation

December 15, 2010
Source: Apple

Water for Elephants Trailer

Wow now this looks wonderful - The Tree of Life might have some competition. Fox has debuted the official trailer on Apple for Francis Lawrence's adaptation of Sara Gruen's beloved Water for Elephants. This period drama features an impressive cast: Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon, Christoph Waltz, James Frain, Hal Holbrook and Paul Schneider. It's about a veterinarian who joins the local circus and falls in love and so on. This is just a fantastic trailer, a great way to introduce the heartwarming story and incredibly well put-together, plus the movie just looks mesmerizing and I love the music they use, too. Watch & enjoy!

Watch the first official trailer for Francis Lawrence's Water for Elephants:

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You can also watch the Water for Elephants trailer in High Definition on Apple

A veterinary student abandons school after his parents are killed and joins a traveling circus as their vet.

Water for Elephants is directed by Austrian-born filmmaker Francis Lawrence, of action flicks Constantine and I Am Legend. The screenplay was written by Richard LaGravenese (Soderbergh's Liberace, P.S. I Love You, Freedom Writers, Beloved, The Horse Whisperer, The Bridges of Madison County, Little Princess, The Fisher King). It's based on Sara Gruen's highly acclaimed and beloved novel of the same name published in '06. Fox is bringing the highly anticipated Water for Elephants adaptation to theaters starting April 22nd.

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Could be good with different leads but I can't stand both Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon so I will never watch this movie.

Kevin on Dec 15, 2010


@Kevin, did you read the book? I'm only asking because, though I'm not a Witherspoon fan, when I read the book and the character's description my first thought was that if they ever made this into a movie she would be perfect for it. She is the character. Not sure about Pattinson, though. We'll see...

Traveler on Dec 15, 2010


assassination of jesse james by the coward robert ford soundtrack? i think so. the first minute is at least

GerggTown on Dec 15, 2010


Didn't even know that was Robert Pattinson until they showed his name. Movie looks gewd..........

danielvutran on Dec 15, 2010


that opening shot was spectacular! the rest was pretty good...might see it...hell will see it.

Xerxex on Dec 15, 2010


Something about this reminds me of Big Fish.

james on Dec 15, 2010


that was actually a really good book. I'm pretty stoked for this. Great casting w/ Christoph Waltz.

cre2done on Dec 15, 2010


what is the music in the first minute of the trailer? I know I've heard it before but I cant remember where?

D Lud on Dec 15, 2010


I think it looks well done. Absolutely beautiful. I'm very iffy about Robert Pattinson, though.

fem!anon on Dec 15, 2010

10 nick cave & warren ellis - song for jesse from the soundtrack of The Assassination of Jesse James I like this trailer and this looks like it could be something great. I'm interested.

ben chacko on Dec 15, 2010


Script = amazing book = amazing casting = amazing direction = Tim burton but just bad

gmorra on Dec 15, 2010


Doesn't look bad. Smart to keep clips of Pattinson at a min. in the trailer but highlight real actors like Holbrook, Witherspoon, and Waltz. They are going to have to carry him.

Nate on Dec 15, 2010


reminds me of the titanic. old persons story of a love triangle told through flashback.

mehran on Dec 16, 2010


Pattinson's name before Waltz?? what a joke.

DiR3cT on Dec 16, 2010


It looks awesome!!! Yeah that Witherspoon chick , she might end up a good actress after all. I think she is trying to prove me sth... More power to Pattinson for trying hard to evolve after the Twilight stuff. I hope he ends up like Di Caprio Anyway, why you guys always mention where the director was born. I mean can't just you guys be happy that a non american born direct for once and not care @ all. After all Everyone in America comes from somewhere to the exception of the natives so why bother mentioning Do you think we do care that Spielberg is Jew or Scorsese has European ancestry or that Nolan is both English and American???? No, we effing don't because we enjoy their movies for what they are and that's all. Some might care but they are really a minuscule minority and F them really bad because they are so full of stupid prejudices.

Iam on Dec 16, 2010


Looks really good. Christoph looks like he's going to steal this movie. Glad to see Pattinson breaking away from Twilight.

Gaby on Dec 16, 2010


Great Book and it looks spot on...although the tone gets much darker than the preview shows.

uberman on Dec 16, 2010


Oh man. This looks wonderful. I actually look forward to seeing Rob Pattinson perform.

Cracky on Dec 16, 2010


Oh no, someone spilled a drop of moonshine in the water for elephants and now they're TRIPPING THE HELL OUT

Paul on Dec 16, 2010


@8 its from the Assassination of Jesse James score, I'm not sure what the title of the exact song is

HB on Dec 16, 2010


not bad

A5J4DX on Dec 16, 2010


@1...good....that means there will be a ticket for some one that does want to see it. @12 And just why isn't Rob Pattinson a real actor? This guy needs to be cut some slack....every actor starts some where, George Clooney started on "The Facts of Life"! If he's not acting in this or any other movie that he's been in then exactly what would you say he is doing? I don't get why people have to be so friggin' judgmental, if you can do a better job then why aren't you up on the big screen? The book was fantastic and going by the trailer the movie will follow suit.

Donna on Dec 16, 2010


@22. Well said.

Lar on Dec 16, 2010


C'mon guys, let's all give Pattinson at least one or two non-Twilight movies before we determine that he's a bad actor. Hell, if some of the Twitards go see this flick just because he's in it, maybe they'll accidentally like it and start watchinig more indie flicks. Can't be a bad thing, can it?

Squiggly_P on Dec 16, 2010


Does anyone know the music AFTER "Song for Jesse" that ends the trailer? That's definitely NOT from the Assassination of Jesse James.

Krisher on Dec 17, 2010


@24... I'm a Twilight fan and I also love films like Ramin Bahrani's "Goodbye Solo" and Cristian Mungiu's "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days". What is this comment about Twilight fans not enjoying a good indie movie?

Marcus on Dec 17, 2010


I don't know why the hell people are so judgemental, i love Twilight and i'm a huge fan of it and i love Robert Pattinson, and he's a great actor and i'm not saying it just because he plays Edward Cullen(and i love Edward a lot) Rob is a great actor and she showed that in Remember me and I see this trailer and i feel so proud of him because he's so talented, so shut the fuck up people who are criticizing Robert Pattinson and this movie, all you say is "Robert this and Robert that, he isn't good for this movie, i'm not going to watch it becuase he's in it" and blah blah blah, well let me ask you something, why don't you go and play the character instead of him so you stop complaining like babies, please, be mature so this movie is great and so is Rob and i say it again, i'm not saying the movie and Rob are great because I love Twilight, i'm saying it because it's the truth

Yeleana on Dec 17, 2010


Hey I believe in second chances when it comes to actor's performances. I have seen the Twilight films unfortunately but i feel that Robert Pattinson may receive good feedback from this performance. It is a fantastic novel so how could he not do well. The script alone will benefit him. Sorry to a " Yeleana" if I have offended your apparent love for him, but I would like to add that he is just an actor and these previous comments are just opinions and they were merely critiquing. I have enjoyed films with Reese Witherspoon but also think she's too much of a comic for such a dark film. Hope she steps out of her comedian shadow. This book was enchanting to me and the trailer..the visual impact gave me the chills..I am counting the days until it is in theatres and am planning to re-read the novel.

Sarah on Dec 17, 2010


I'm a twilight fan and I will see this movie and ENJOY it. Not because RP is in it, because I actually read and enjoyed the book and I think it'll turn out great. RP is a good actor along with everyone else in the cast. Stop judging him because of twilight. Give the guy a chance.

Skylar on Dec 20, 2010


What can i say?? Totally impresive and beautifull story

Sakyo on Jan 2, 2011

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