Water for Elephants Movie

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Who's Involved:

Reese Witherspoon, Rodney Ferrell, Robert Pattinson, Richard LaGravenese, Elizabeth Gabler, Paul Schneider, Hal Holbrook, Tim Guinee, Francis Lawrence, Gil Netter, 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

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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

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, Sing 2  

... Jacob Jankowski

Mickey 17, Remember Me  

... Jacob Jankowski (older)

Savannah, Lincoln  

... Charlie

American Murderer, The Babymakers  

... 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 Slumberland and Red Sparrow. 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. 2011 - April: The film was set to Completed  status.
  2. 2010 - September: The film was set to Post-Production  status.
  3. 2010 - June: The film was set to Production  status.
  4. 2010 - January: The film was set to Pre-Production  status.
  5. 2010 - January: The film was set to Development  status.

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

Water for Elephants was a Nationwide release in 2011 on Friday, April 22, 2011 in around 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 POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold.

Water for Elephants DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: When was the film released?

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Water for Elephants was released on DVD & Blu-ray on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 .

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