Water for Elephants (2011)

Based on Sara Gruen's bestselling novel set in the 1930's, Water for Elephants is about a veterinary student who abandons his studies after his parents are killed to join a traveling circus.

Gruen originally wrote the novel as part of National Novel Writing Month (also known as NaNoWriMo)

Release dates: April, May 2011 (depending on country)

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Synopsis:
"When Jacob Jankowski, recently orphaned and suddenly adrift, jumps onto a passing train, he enters a world of freaks, drifters, and misfits, a second-rate circus struggling to survive during the Great Depression, making one-night stands in town after endless town. A veterinary student who almost earned his degree, Jacob is put in charge of caring for the circus menagerie. It is there that he meets Marlena, the beautiful young star of the equestrian act, who is married to August, the charismatic but twisted animal trainer. He also meets Rosie, an elephant who seems untrainable until he discovers a way to reach her. Water for Elephants is illuminated by a wonderful sense of time and place. It tells a story of a love between two people that overcomes incredible odds in a world in which even love is a luxury that few can afford." (source)

Starring:
Rob Pattinson (Jacob)
Reese Witherspoon (Marlena)
Christoph Waltz (August)
Hal Holbrook (older Jacob)
James Frain (Rosie's caretaker)
Paul Schneider (Charlie, present-day circus manager)

3 comments:

  1. Written as part of NaNoWriMo and now to be a film??? O.O

    Kinda shows that you can actually accomplish more than just churning out 50k words for the fun of the challenge! And an inspiration to carry with into this November! :)

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  2. Traxy, I had just finished reading the novel when I learned that she had done it initially as part of NaNoWriMo. I was surprised but great to know isn't it?

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  3. READ BEFORE THE MOVIE!! I was alittle upset with the movie, although it did follow the plot of the novel there were some aspects that I wish they didnt change. But novels are always better than their film adaption. But still a great movie but a truly awesome novel! A must read!

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