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Water for Elephants International trailer

WaterforElephants.jpgA new trailer has arrived online for Water for Elephants, the film starring Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon, Christoph Waltz and Hal Holbrook adapted from the Sara Gruen novel (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com) by Richard LaGravenese and directed by the talented Francis Lawrence. Already that sounds like every single reason that the film should be seen, but the trailer adds so much, and not just the excellent visuals Lawrence brings.

While the previous trailer we saw was focussed on the story, this is much more of a Hollywood one, building on visual moments and score with the story playing behind them, and it works superbly well, some of the big top moments look fantastic and Witherspoon looks like a movie starlet of old.

This new trailer for Water for Elephants really does do a good job of capturing you in the story, and a film about a big circus hasn't been seen for a long time, in fact the last one I can think of is The Greatest Show on Earth, but this one looks to be far more dramatic and delving further into the darker aspects of people and their personalities. Some moments certainly remind me of that great film, but I think Water for Elephants has the potential to do something bigger and better.

I'm a big fan of Francis Lawrence and seeing Hal Holbrook in Sons of Anarchy really surprised me, he gave such a moving and powerful performance that I'm keen to see him here.

Here's the blurb:

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.

Here's the trailer through Latino Review:




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