Robert Pattinson stretches out as he starts filming on Water for Elephants in Fillmore, Calif., on Thursday afternoon (May 20).
Water for Elephants is told as a series of memories by Jacob Jankowski (Pattinson, Hal Holbrook), a ninety or ninety-three year-old man who lives in a nursing home. As the memories begin, Jacob is twenty-three years old and preparing for his final exams as a Cornell University veterinary student when he receives the news that his parents were killed in a car accident.
After learning his parents were all but broke, Jacob jumps on a train only to learn it is a circus train. When the owner of the circus, Uncle Al, learns of his training as a vet, he is hired to care for the circus animals.
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