Penn. Pattinson. Together at last?:
Sean Penn and Robert Pattinson are circling Fox 2000's "Water for Elephants," with Reese Witherspoon already attached to star and Francis Lawrence attached to direct.
Film is based on the best-selling historical tome of the same name by Sara Gruen. Scribe Richard LaGravenese will adapt for the bigscreen.
Set during the Great Depression, Gruen's book tells the story of a Cornell Unviersity veterinary student who leaves his studies after his parents are killed, and joins up with the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth, working as a vet for the circus.
Dammit! I hope this falls through. I'd picked Tim Robbins/Taylor Lautner in the office Mystic River/Twilight cross-over pool.
Penn, Pattinson circle 'Water' [Variety]