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Robert Pattinson & Reese Witherspoon: 'Elephants' First Look!

Robert Pattinson & Reese Witherspoon: 'Elephants' First Look!

Check out these just released stills of Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon in the upcoming film Water for Elephants!

In the stills (via EW and People), Robert relaxes with Tai, who plays Rosie the Elephant, in the film about a veterinary school student and circus performer who come together through their compassion for an elephant.

Earlier this month, the trailer for the film, which also features Oscar winner Christoph Waltz as Reese‘s husband, debuted.

Water for Elephants, which was originally set to open on April 15th, will now hit theaters on April 22, 2011!

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# 1

He looks horrible. Another bomb for him and Reese. He’s only successful as a vampire, but you can’t do that the rest of your life, right?

# 2

@Frosty: Unless you’re Bela Lugosi lol

# 3

He’s the cutest guy in films right now. The heartthrobs of old are reaching their 40′s and 50′s.

# 4

I’m surprised at how bad Reese Witherspoon’s last movie bombed, and Robert Pattinson non-Twilight movie bombed. This looks like a real stinker.

# 5

The book was great, but he cannot act for sh*t. Too bad.

# 6

It looks like bad casting to me. She seems too old for him. Kristof is poorly set in this picture as the wronged husband. And Pattinson always looks misplaced in films – like it is not his real work.

The book may pull people in. I don’t expect it will be a huge hit, especially if it gets panned by the critics.

# 7

Robert Pattinson is a great actor, he’s playing a character and how could people judge by a photo? His abilities do not stop at ‘Twilight’. Watch ‘Little Ashes’ that’s a great movie, this guy has more range than being a one trick pony. ‘Water For Elephants’ the book, is amazing and I have high hopes that the movie will be done justice.

# 8

Rob might be young, but he’s not that attractive. I agree that people like Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp are on the tail end of their heartthrob days that Hollywood is scrambling to find someone. But the quality of handsome men have really went down over the last 10 years.

# 9

This movie looks so boring. It can’t get more bland than Reese Witherspoon and the twilight guy. No chemistry at all.
I don’t think romance is his strong point. Just sayin’.

And although it’s good to see Reese doing something other than silly Rom-Coms…I’m not too sold on this one.

Ryan Reynolds is another ugly dude that Hollywood wants to promote. Hedlund guy is average.

@Commie:

Who says guys in their 40s and 50s aren’t hot. I’ll take George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Hugh Jackman, Leonardo DiCaprio, Clive Owen, Colin Farrell, Ryan Gosling, Johnny Depp, and all the 30+ guys anyday over all these little 20 year old lady-boys that are popping up.

Looks like they messed up this book. The age difference between Witherspoon and Pattinson is obvious, and they look uncomfortable together. Pattinson is too weak an actor for Jacob. Waltz and Witherspoon may be able to salvage something, but I’m not holding my breath if the trailer is anything to go by. Shame, since the book had real potential.

I’ve never been that into RPattz, but he looks gorgeous in this movie. I think I might finally be seeing the big deal. The movie looks really good too.

They better hope he can draw the Twilight crowd into the theater because she sure isn’t a box office draw these days. This is going to be one of those movies that better be good because it’s success will depend on word of mouth to carry it past whatever his name can bring in on the opening weekend. If it stinks it he’ll continue to be defined by one role, and she’ll have one successful live action film (Four Christmases) since Walk the Line came out in 2005.

@Celia

Agreed! Those guys are still smokin’ hot! I don’t Pattinson attractive at all. Who said getting old meant you stopped being hot? Give me George Clooney over Robert Pattinson any day.

He may be able to pull in some Twilight fans. But not all twilight fans are fans of Robert.
He hasn’t shown that people (besides his fans) are willing to pay to see him on the screen. A lot of people are sick of seeing him everywhere. He has been overexposed in the media, and that hurts the boxoffice.
Reese has not opened a movie well in a looooong time. Most people find her quite bland.
The only real spark of interest in this cast is Christoph. But as well respected as he is, I don’t think that he is much of a a box office draw.
I smell another bomb for Reese and Robert.

Since when are feet attractive?
I don’t find him to be good looking at all. He always looks like he smells.
Give me Leo, George, Matthew or Orlando ANY DAY!

It’s funny how guys seem to like the young actresses like Blake Lively, Natalie Portman, Emma Stone, Jessica Alba, but no guys talk about what a babe the older actresses are. Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, Sarah Jessica Parker, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Helen Mirren. They all appeal to the women demo because guys are ageist and favor the young but women like older actors! Name an actor in his twenties that is heartthrob material and you would prefer to watch in movies or go out with over any older actor like Leo Dicaprio, George Clooney, or Brad Pitt. While I’m sure men will take a Jessica Alba or Blake Lively over a Reese Witherspoon or Julia Roberts both movie and in bed.

What I don’t get is why people think that box office draw means that a movie is good or even the actors are decent. There are many fantastic actors and movies out there that my not be a hit in the box office. It does not mean that they are not good. People need to stop associating making a lot of money with good quality acting and films. I am indifferent to Rob. Don’t love him, don’t hate him. But I have seen movies he was in that were so called “failures”, but in which I thought he was actually a good actor in, and got good reviews. Reese has not been in a good movie for a while. But that doesn’t man she is not talented. I just think that she has been choosing poor roles. Romantic comedies are not exactly the most substantial roles.

The script is changed around from the book. The age of the actors make sense in this movie. I guess Rob’s older female fans will like this more since he is young and dating an older women, something they can relate to better. Older women go to the cinema too. Give them something to fantasize over.

Rob must have aced his audition to be cast in this role over every other actor in Hollywood. Don’t judge his acting until you actually watched the movie! What a weird crowd to predict box office bomb or not when only the first trailer and still have surfaced.

I. CAN’T. WAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIITT!!!!!!

Tai looks awesome. His elephant tricks in the trailer looks very impressive.

Water for Elephants opens April 22, 2011. You have the wrong date.

@jgnghmmh:
Yeah they’re called indies. BTW this movie is opening a week later now on April 22, not April 15. They want ‘Water For Elephants’ to make money. If they didn’t they would have kept it opening on April 15 against Scream 4. They knew they weren’t going to win the weekend so they pushed the release a week.

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