First image from Water For Elephants

A rather strange source for movie news but Algonquin Books has unveiled the first image from the adaptation of Sara Gruen’s novel Water For Elephants.

The movie and the image itself stars Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon and Christoph Waltz, who here are shown in period clothing . The movie is set during the Great Depression and follows the story of a veterinary student who looks after the animals of a travelling circus.

Pattison plays the vet to be, with Witherspoon a woman he meets called Marlena, and the always brilliant Waltz her rather bizarre husband.  The whole show is directed by I Am Legend helmer Francis Lawrence. So there’s a bit of talent in this one.

Water For Elephants is released April 22nd, 2011.