The film adaptation of Water for Elephants has a lot riding on it. First, Sara Gruen's novel has countless fans who are anxious about whether or not the movie will do justice to the best-selling book. Secondly, the stellar cast includes Reese Witherspoon, Oscar winner Christoph Waltz, and last but certainly not least, Robert Pattinson in his biggest post-Twilight film to date. After reading the book this Summer, I'm happy that the first teaser captures the essential themes: magic, mystery, and a twinge of darkness. Pattinson seems to fit the bill as quiet and conflicted Jacob, a young man who literally runs away with the circus after the shocking death of his parents. In turn, Witherspoon looks gorgeous as Marlena, the performer he falls for while he's working as the show's elephant trainer. But it's Waltz who seems to be the one to watch as Marlena's dangerous loose cannon of a husband, August. I'm officially intrigued and hungry for a longer look, but check it out for yourself when you read more.