2h 1min | Drama, Romance | Release Date: 13.05.2011
Based on the acclaimed number-one bestseller, WATER FOR ELEPHANTS presents an epic tale of forbidden love in a magical place filled with adventure, wonder and great danger.
A veterinary student from the wrong side of the tracks, Jacob (Robert Pattinson), meets and falls in love with Marlena (Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon), 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 (Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz) – Jacob saves Marlena from an unhappy life and they find lifelong love.
When Sara Gruen’s novel Water for Elephants was published in 2006, it became a huge success, spending 12 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. The film is directed by Francis Lawrence ("Constantine", "I am Legend").