The debut trailer for Francis Lawrence’s (I Am Legend) ‘Water For Elephants’ has found it’s way online. The film is based on the acclaimed bestselling novel by Sara Gruen, and stars Oscar winners Reese Witherspoon, Christoph Waltz, and that sparkly vampire fella Robert Pattinson. It looks like pretty heart warming stuff…….except for the fact that the tag line almost made me throw up in my mouth “Life….is the most spectacular show….on earth”. Water For Elephants is released in cinemas April 15th, 2011.

As a young man, Jacob Jankowski was tossed by fate onto a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. It was the early part of the great Depression, and for Jacob, now ninety, the circus world he remembers was both his salvation and a living hell. A veterinary student just shy of a degree, he was put in charge of caring for the circus menagerie. It was there that he met Marlena, the beautiful equestrian star married to August, the charismatic but twisted animal trainer. And he met Rosie, an untrainable elephant who was the great gray hope for this third-rate traveling show. The bond that grew among this unlikely trio was one of love and trust, and, ultimately, it was their only hope for survival.