(Note: The archived News page entries are in descending order: newest to oldest)
March 27, 2011 ~ The Water for Elephants promo articles are beginning to pick up in pace! Boxofficemagazine.com published a really great article featuring Rob Pattinson where he talks about meeting Francis Lawrence, his love of working with the circus animals and how magical the entire filming process was… Rob was also interviewed by Dark Magazine (France). He talks about his WFE character, Jacob, and how much he loved working with Tai! You can read the translated article at RobPattinsonLife … ‘HBO First Look’ will feature a preview/behind the scenes look at Water for Elephants on April 6th, 9:45pm EST… This 13 minute special looks promising! Last bit of news: You can now pre-order the UK edition of the Water for Elephants film tie-in novel… I’ve added the details to the ~Buy WFE Novel~ page.
March 24, 2011 ~ Catching up the Water for Elephants News page: On Friday (March 18th) to promote WFE Rob Pattinson appeared in a live interview with MTV’s Josh Horowitz. They covered quite a few WFE related subjects, including some Twitter questions from viewers. Rob also introduced a new WFE clip, which I’ve added to the Videos page.You can watch and read the interview details at MTV.com official site. That same evening Rob appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, you can watch the video over at RobertPattinsonLife, they also have screen caps of the show… Cinema Musica has published samples of the Water for Elephants soundtrack! The clips are really beautiful, you can feel the emotion! As mentioned below you can pre-order the soundtrack from Barnes & Noble.com or from Amazon.com. The London premiere for Water for Elephants has been confirmed: The official press release announced that the premiere with be hosted at The Vue (a theatre in Westfield, London) on May 3, 2011. Rob, Reese, Christoph and director Francis Lawrence will attend! Here is the official press release via RPLife... There is a new WFE TV Ad (German) via Madchen.de showing a couple of new scenes, one featuring more of the Menagerie! I’ve added the video to the Videos page. Yesterday, March 23rd, we were treated to a few new ‘behind the scenes’ photos, which I’ve added to Image Gallery 4. They’re HQ and just gorgeous! Also, this week’s (April 1st issue) Entertainment Weekly features a stunningly beautiful Rob and Reese on the cover with a great article inside as well. Below are thumbnails of the article scanned by @epnebelle. The cover photo and additional photos have been added to Image Gallery 4 .
Today, March 24, 2011: USA Today ran an article featuring Rob Pattinson that talks a little about Rob’s WFE on-set experiences, you can read the article at the source. I have also added quit a few new ‘behind the scenes’ photos to Image Gallery 3, lots of great images to check out! One last bit: I’ve posted two parts of my multi-part ‘interview’ with WFE director Francis Lawrence… Read it Here. Later this evening I will be posting more details on how you can win a copy of the WFE film tie-in novel personally signed by Francis Lawrence! More to come…
March 16, 2011 ~ I had a wonderful hour long phone interview with Francis Lawrence yesterday! He was very warm and down-to-earth and we covered many Water for Elephants topics. I will be transcribing the interview over the next few days (time permitting) and posting it to a new blog page! I will also be posting more info on the Contest very soon… (so much to do, so little time!)
On another note: This is an excerpt (translated) from a De Presse.com article about Rob Pattinson that was published back in July 2010. I am re-posting it because with the privilege of hindsight, it’s so insightful. It’s very interesting how Rob was describing his ‘perfect day’. During my interview with Francis he referred to the WFE set in a similar way…
You are currently shooting “Water for Elephants” with the Austrian Christoph Waltz. How are you getting along with him?
Christoph is stunning, an insanely nice guy. He is not only a ridiculously good actor, he is also really funny, helpful, and a good colleague. I like his work ethic. I mean, the guy has won an Oscar—and despite that he is receptive, open-minded, and not the least bit snooty. And Reese Witherspoon is the same. It may be the nicest cast that I have worked with yet—a really great experience.
You seem to only work. What would the perfect day look like for you?
Recently I stood in the desert, far outside of L. A., and watched the sun set on a circus tent from 1930. Everywhere stood animals: elephants, tigers that should be loaded into a steam train. 300 extras in costumes raced around, the modern world had disappeared totally. Although that was totally fake, it still happened directly before my eyes! That was my perfect day. I would be gladly experience that every day. It happens continually to me: It calls itself work. That is wonderful and more than enough. (you can read the entire translated article at the Source)
March 14, 2011 ~ Catching up the news from the past few days: You can now pre-order the Water for Elephants soundtrack/score via Barnes & Noble for $10.82. Here is the cover image with the track listing below ~
1. Did I Miss It? 2. The Circus Sets Up 3. Circus Fantasy 4. Jacob Sees Marlena 5. Button Up Your Overcoat (excerpt)-Ruth Etting, performer 6. Prosze, Rosie, dac noge 7. Rosie 8. Speakeasy Kiss 9. I’m Confessin’ (That I Love You)-James Newton Howard, performer 10. Barabra’s Tent 11. Jacob Returns 12. Don’t Tell Him What Happened To Me-James Newton Howard, performer 13. Shooting Star 14. The Job Is Yours 15. Need A Little Sugar In My Bowl (Album Version)-Bessie Smith, performer 16. Stomp Time Blues-Jasper Taylor & His State Street Boys 17. I Can See Straight Through You 18. Sanctuary 19. Baptism / Jacob & Rosie 20. The Stampede / I’m Coming Home (Note: I am so happy that they included some 1930′s period music on the soundtrack! Click on the links to hear the original versions)
News highlights for the coming week: Rob Pattinson will participate in two Water for Elephants promotions on Friday, March 18th! First he will be joining MTV’s Josh Horowitz to present an exclusive WFE clip and spend a full 30 minutes in a sit-down interview called “MTV First: Robert Pattinson”. The show will live-stream on MTV.com at 8:56pm EST. You can read the full article Here. Rob will also appear on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, which airs at 11:35pm EST. Below is a new WFE set images provided by MTV (click to enlarge) ~
Fox Movie Channel is producing a new series and the first episode is about filming Water for Elephants! So far they’ve interviewed Andrew Tennenbaum and Erwin Stoff (producers), director Francis Lawrence, screenwriter Richard LaGravenese and casting director Denise Chamian. The episode will air next month (April) and they promised to tweet exact air date and time… I am hoping that they will feature the episode on their website as well for those who do not subscribe to Fox Movie Channel. Finally: I’ve added the HQ versions of three previously released WFE images/stills to Image Gallery 4, plus some cropped images from previous images/stills! Hoping to add screen caps from new trailers soon too…
March 9, 2011 ~ The Water for Elephants US premiere location has been confirmed by 20th Century Fox! The opulent Ziegfeld Theatre will host the April 17th premiere! The Red Carpet arrivals begin at 5:00pm and the screening begins at 6:00pm… Below are a few images of the interior of the theatre, which is quite perfect for this ‘historical romance’…(via Thinking of Rob) Also, I’ve written a new Big Top post dedicated to all of the wonderful actors involved in Water for Elephants! (click on the thumbnails below to enlarge)
March 6, 2011 ~ So much has happened in the past couple of days, my head is spinning! First off the new (2nd) Water for Elephants trailer debuted on Thursday, March 3rd, on Amazon.com and shortly thereafter on WFE Official Facebook page. The new trailer did not disappoint and there are a few new scenes as well, truly brilliant! Of course everyone congratulated Francis Lawrence on a beautiful job and he tweeted his response: “Thanks for the great reaction! I am very pleased with the trailer as well… Only two days left until the movie is done.” If the new domestic trailer wasn’t enough, on Saturday (March 5th), another new WFE international trailer was released as well! I think it is the best out of all of the trailers thus far, it shows the darker side of the film, which is what I was hoping for… I added both of the trailers to the Videos page. A couple of other bits of news: 20th Century Fox confirmed that they have arranged a London premiere for Water for Elephants… The date is May 3rd, Rob Pattinson is attending… However, the venue/theater has not been locked in. There is only one USA premiere planned, and according to the Official WFE Facebook page they’re working toward confirming the NYC date… I’ve added a link to the WFE Official website page showing all of the Worldwide release dates for Water for Elephants, just click on the image in the sidebar above ~WFE RELEASE DATES~... And finally the most important news of all: On Saturday afternoon Francis ,@Hibbits, tweeted: “2 reels left to check and then we’re done. Nice to finish this with rodrigo, Alan bell and our amazing vfx team!” Then about an hour later, the tweet we’ve all been waiting for: “Breaking open the champagne!!! WFE is finished.” It’s been a long road from book to film and looking back on FL tweets he’s actually been ‘working’ on Water for Elephants since February 2009! The film is finished and the trailers look wonderful it’s going to be a long wait for April 22nd to arrive… Of course there will be loads of promos between now and then to keep us happy… I will be adding the new trailer screen caps via @RPLife to Gallery 4 over the next few days. Also, keep checking this page because I have a few surprises that I will share very soon…
March 3, 2011 ~ New Water for Elephants trailer to premiere today on Amazon.com and WFE Official Facebook page at 5pm PST (pacific standard time)! Also, they released three new gorgeous WFE film stills/photos yesterday which I’ve added to Image Gallery 4. Late last night Francis Lawrence tweeted the facts after some speculation/rumors circulated about the finished running time (length) of WFE. Here is his tweet: “The movie is just under 2 hours long… Not 1:37…Also… It will officially be done this weekend!” Early this morning Rob Pattinson participated in a phone interview with Ryan Seacrest during Ryan’s radio show where he talked a bit about Water for Elephants. Here is the link to listen to the full interview: Rob Pattinson on Ryan Seacrest 3/3/11. (click here for an alternate link) The Water for Elephants film tie-in edition is now on sale at your local bookseller, or you can purchase it online at Barnes & Noble.com. If you’ve not read the novel you absolutely must before the film opens… As mentioned below Rob Pattinson is featured on the cover of the April 2011 edition of Vanity Fair magazine and RPLife has posted the cover image as well as the scanned article on their blog. Rob is also featured in the French magazine, ‘Séries Fan’, where he talks about his working relationship with Reese Witherspoon during WFE filming. Read the article via RPLife as well. Water for Elephants promotion is really heating up! Keep checking my WFE News page for the latest info…