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Robert Pattinson & Sean Penn Bringing 'Water for Elephants'?

Robert Pattinson & Sean Penn Bringing 'Water for Elephants'?

Sean Penn and Robert Pattinson are in talks to join Reese Witherspoon in the upcoming film Water for Elephants!

Variety reports that Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend) is set to direct the film, based on the story of the same name by Sara Gruen.

Water for Elephants is set during the Great Depression and tells the story of a Cornell veterinary student (Pattinson) who leaves school behind after his parents are killed.

The young man joins the Benzini Brothers circus and works as a vet for the circus animals.

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# 1

no, this kid needs to disappear already.

# 2

to quote Martin Lawrence: “**** just got real” nothing but love for Reese and Sean, Rob’s just a bonus. oh and, The Office reference, Andy!

# 3

Yes please.

# 4

No!
How can this be both fantastic news and horrible news all at once. Sean Penn is perfect, but Robert Pattinson is not right for that part AT ALL.

# 5

@amy

Actually Rob can really act. I’ve only seen Twilight out of the two movies, but have seen him in The Haunted Airman, HP, and the obscure film Little Ashes–he was really good in Airman and Ashes. If Twlight doesn’t ruin his career as a serious actor, I think he has huge potential to be one of our great actors.

# 6

OMG

pleaseeeeeee

love Rob ^^

# 7

Rob has been great on movies other than twilight so why now. Love to see him in something else

# 8

Great! Would love to see Robert.

that stupid vampire dosen’t deserve to work with sean penn

Sean had to act with Brad Pitt so Rob Pattinson should be a step up from that snore.

cant wait <3<3<3<3<3

GOD!Please!….Let this BE!:)) Robert Pattinson sure is appreciated by the :big ones: in Hollywood … clearly, they see his potential. Stop being haters! You don’t know the man behind the screen – most of you haters get him wrong. I understand…you see his face every day and you just can’t understand what’s all the fuss about with this guy….he didn’t do anything that great to deserve this enormous fame… put aside the fact that maybe he didn’t expect it or wanted this in the first place…Yes, maybe you are right…but, give the man a chance to prove you wrong – maybe you are wrong!…think about it!…For me, the greatest proof that he isn’t a superficial,keen on making more money, blockbuster-extra-cash-no-art kind of actor is that he chose only movie-adaptations of great books. This is his moment, he is very famous … he could have chosen only movies that could only bring him more money – teen movies, but no, he decided to go for more complex, better actor required kind of movies…he is keen on building his career instead of making stupid decisions that could ruin him. Stop making assumptions…we don’t know anything about what is really happening in showbiz…that’s one crazy world right there…beeing famous isn’t that nice and paparazzi aren’t good people… they are “vampires” sucking on celebritie’s blood….don’t trust them…as a matter of fact…don’t trust the media, I mean most of it!

I hope this happens. He’d be PERFECT. I love that book.

why is this silly vampire kid being in talks with Sean Penn and Reese Whitherspoon…? what has he ever done in terms of acting? play a vampire! This is where looks can get you anywhere in this world because this dude is certainly not a good actor.

Rob and sean would be perfect, but I don’t really see Reese as the woman in the book. I think she is a little old.

@Macy:
How would he be perfect to play Jacob? I have absolutely nothing against Robert, but it doesn’t work at all. Joseph Gordon-Levitt would fit the books characterization of Jacob brilliantly.

i really hope so….robert ist really talented a great actor. so is sean. and reese is reese, a a wonderful actress.
would love a movie with these 3 !

@Anon: did u see his other movies ??? i doubt that. bc then you would get why he’s being in talks with them. he is a great actor, deal with it.

@Karena: Yes, but they chose Rob. So get over it.

Plot sounds boring and stupid.

Oh i see so many jealous are here! Whatever people! You really dont know what you are talking aboout!
ROB is more than Twilight. He is really talented!
Great story, great cast! Can’t wait..

Reese Witherspoon is one of the most overrated actresses ever, she was really bad in her last 3-4 movies.

@april:

oh my little, he is not vampire! He’s play a vampire!!! and now he will play another great role! Just deal with it!

It’s a great role for Rob. I hope it’s true!

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