The circus movie “Water for Elephants” is continuing to draw audiences around the globe despite its mixed reviews.
Set in the 1930’s, the film follows the adventures of a young veterinary student, Jacob , played by Robert Pattinson.
After the death of his parents, he joins a travelling circus. He develops a working relationship with a particularly difficult elephant called Rosie, and a romantic relationship with the boss’ wife, Marlena, played by Reese Witherspoon.
Her husband is the circus director, August. That role fell to Austrian actor Christoph Waltz, fresh from his Oscar win for his part in Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds”.
“Everything, everything has changed since I won the Oscar. I can choose from the best movies and pick the ones that interest me most.”
Speaking at the German premiere in Berlin, British actor Robert Pattinson, said it is not just the film, but the people who are in it that matter.
“I think working with Reese and Christoph, I mean they are acknowledged as being the best, and that’s kind of always what you want, it’s a collaborative art form. So you just want to work with the best, it just makes you better.”
“Water for Elephants” is now on general release.