Twilight starRobert Pattinsontakes center stage in a new trailer for his latest movie, “Water for Elephants,” and shows off his dramatic acting chops, not to mention a preview of the sexual tension between his character and Reese Witherspoon’s.
The movie is based on the historical novel bySara Gruen and told through the reflections of Jacob Jankowski, who is 93 when the movie opens.
The film, however, is set during the Great Depression when Jacob, played by Rob, is hired by The Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth circus.
He falls for the wife (Witherspoon) of the show’s cruel animal trainer, August. played by Christoph Waltz.
The clip begins with Rob’s character finding out the tragic news that his parents have been killed in a car accident.
With no other relatives, that sets him off on a journey to find himself. He leaves veterinary school and rides the rails until he hooks up with the circus.
It also shows he laying eyes for the first time on the boss’s wife, played by Reese.
Mutual admiration quickly turns to passion, and Rob quickly falls for Reese. The trailer shows a few fleeting scenes of them embracing and staring longingly in each other’s eyes.
The trailer portends plenty of conflict and action between Rob and the boss, as he expresses his love for his wife.
The movie will be released to theaters on April 22.