'Water for Elephants' script is 'sensational,' says Christoph Waltz - In
a backstage interview on the Oprah Show, posted on the Oprah.com
website, Academy Award-winning actor, Christoph Waltz commented on
his next project, the film adapatation of Sara Gruen's bestselling
novel, Water for Elephants.
Asked what's next on his agenda, he said, "Water for Elephants. I really admire that
adaptation; they've done a fantastic job and really dramatized the
story. There's so much in the story--apart from the bestselling aspect
that...I don't really follow these paths-- but the adaptation is
The story involves a love triangle that forms against the backdrop of a 1930s circus. Pattinson's character leaves
Cornell's veterinary school after a family tragedy and finds himself
joining the circus as their veterinarian. He falls in love with
Witherspoon's character, who is married to an abusive boss in the
circus, played by Waltz.
"It's going to be a really fun project," she said. "I get to be on a
trapeeze; I get to ride horses; I get to ride on an elephant. I'm having
fun tomboying around, swinging on a trapeeze. I love my job; it's the
greatest job in the whole world."
According to IMDb, Water for Elephants is scheduled to begin production in May.