Water for Elephants Movie

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Who's Involved:

Reese Witherspoon, Tim Guinee, Francis Lawrence, Gil Netter, Elizabeth Gabler, Rodney Ferrell, Robert Pattinson, Paul Schneider, Richard LaGravenese, Hal Holbrook, Leonard Hartman, Andrew Tennenbaum, Art's Erwin Stoff

Release Date:

Friday, April 22, 2011 (Nationwide)

moments of intense violence and sexual content
Runtime: N/A
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

A 90-year-old man reminisces about his life during the Depression, when he found work at a B-level circus taking care of the animals. He sees the brutality of circus life while falling for the wife of an abusive animal trainer.

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Who stars in Water for Elephants: Cast List

... Marlena Rosenbluth

Legally Blonde 3, Sing 2  

... Jacob Jankowski

Stars at Noon, The Batman  

... Jacob Jankowski (older)

Savannah, Lincoln  

... Charlie

Cafe Society, Beloved  

... Diamond Joe

Just Like a Woman, Ladder 49  

Who's making Water for Elephants: Crew List

A look at the Water for Elephants behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Francis Lawrence last directed Red Sparrow and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2. The film's writer Richard LaGravenese last wrote The Last 5 Years and Unbroken.


Gil Netter
Art's Erwin Stoff
Andrew Tennenbaum

Production: What we know about Water for Elephants?

Key Facts

  1. Based on Sara Gruen's Depression-era circus novel. The novel that has climbed atop the paperback bestseller lists, has been optioned by Andrew R. Tennenbaum, a producer of The Bourne Ultimatum.

Filming Timeline

  1. April 2011: The film was in Completed status.
  2. September 2010: The film was in Post-Production status.
  3. June 2010: The film was in Production status.
  4. January 2010: The film was in Pre-Production status.
  5. January 2010: The film was in Development status.

Water for Elephants Release Date: When was the film released?

Water for Elephants was released in 2011 on Friday, April 22, 2011 (in 2,817 theaters. There were 15 other movies released on the same date, including African Cats, Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family and Grave Encounters.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

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