Water for Elephants (film) produced by Flashpoint Entertainment and Fox 2000 Pictures was released in theaters on April 22, 2011. The film was directed by Francis Lawrence, and starred Robert Pattinson as Jacob Jankowski, Reese Witherspoon as Marlena, and Christoph Waltz as August. Hal Holbrook played the older Jacob Jankowski.
REESE WITHERSPOON (actress, Water for Elephants 2011): "He’s exploring who he is as an artist. He was always asking me and Christoph Waltz to work on dialogue and character with him. He’s very committed to the work. I hear so many horror stories about young actors with attitude showing up late or hung over, and there wasn't any of that. He worked so hard.”