The book Water for Elephants, about a Cornell vet student who runs away and joins the circus, was a best seller so inevitably it was going to be made into a movie. Reese Witherspoon is already on board as a “beautiful equestrian star.” Now Fox 2000, the studio behind the movie, is courting Sean Penn to play Reese’s husband a “charismatic but dangerous animal trainer.”
I think you can see where this is going to be problematic for the vet student who probably also likes beautiful women. Hopefully this movie won’t conflict with a possible reunion between Penn and Madonna in a Shanghi Surprise sequel.
They also want Robert Pattison to play the vet student, Jacob Jankowski. Neither have confirmed to the role but I think it would be a great move for Pattison to go from lady lover in Bel Ami to animal lover in this movie. Really flushes out his film portfolio.
Here’s Reese visiting the Neil George hair salon in Beverly Hills last Tuesday, January 12, 2009. I know celebs want there privacy, but I’m so happy when we find out who the masters are behind their looks.