Water for Elephants will draw crowds no doubt, in part because Twilight ‘heart-throb-hunk-etc’ Robert Pattinson is in the lead but also because Christoph Waltz is in the film and that’s enough for me.

Waltz plays a brutal lion tamer* whose wife (Reese Witherspoon) falls in love with the man Pattinson because he’s good with animals probably.

New set photos emerged today of Pattinson and Witherspoon on set smacking lips and smiling and while Pattinson looks a little too Last of the Summer Wine the picture they make is a pleasant one.

Here are the pics, which came from the Daily Mail, but really you should be reading this,

Synopsis ahoy!

Based on the acclaimed bestseller, WATER FOR ELEPHANTS presents an unexpected romance in a uniquely compelling setting. Veterinary school student Jacob meets and falls in love with Marlena, a star performer in a circus of a bygone era. They discover beauty amidst the world of the Big Top, and come together through their compassion for a special elephant. Against all odds — including the wrath of Marlena’s charismatic but dangerous husband, August — Jacob and Marlena find lifelong love.

*or a similar circus occupation.