Is Robert Pattinson Running Off To The Circus With ‘Elephants?’
First Published: January 22, 2010 2:14 PM EST Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Robert Pattinson may be trading in his fangs and joining the circus.
According to Variety, “The Twilight Saga” star is mulling a role in Fox 2000’s period piece “Water For Elephants,” a novel adaptation following a veterinary student who joins the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth during the Great Depression.
Already set to star in the film is Reese Witherspoon, who will play horse rider Marlena. Sean Penn is reportedly considering the role of her husband, August, the circus’ animal trainer.
Robert will next appear in “Remember Me,” due March 12, and in the third film in “The Twilight Saga,” “Eclipse,” on June 30.
He also has upcoming roles in two more period dramas — “Bel Ami,” in which he’s set to share steamy love scenes with Uma Thurman, and “Unbound Captives” alongside Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz.
Meanwhile, news of a film adaptation of the fourth and final novel in “The Twilight Saga,” “Breaking Dawn,” is expected to be announced in the coming months.
“We’re all excited to move forward on this and we are slowly but surely getting there,” author Stephenie Meyer wrote on her Web site earlier this month.
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