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Water For Elephants – It’s a Bingo! Christoph Waltz to play paranoid schizophrenic animal trainer

Posted by LiveFor on February 18, 2010

Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds, The Green Hornet) is currently in talks to join Water for Elephants. This is adaptation of the Sara Gruen novel to be directed by Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend).

If Waltz gets the role he will star alongside Robert Pattinson (Twilight) and Reese Witherspoon.

Deadline Hollywood says “Waltz will play the heavy in the Depression Era romantic triangle involving a veterinary medicine student (Pattinson) who joins a 2nd-rate travelling circus and falls for the star performer (Witherspoon). Waltz will play her husband, a dangerous paranoid schizophrenic animal trainer who is as mean to his wife as he is to the circus creatures.”

This role was originally down for Sean Penn to play, but as often happens looks as if he is no longer attached.

Certainly sounds like an interesting role and we all know Waltz can flip from calm to manic to just plain scary mad at the flip of a strudel!

Source: Coming Soon

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