Rumor has it...

...That RPatz may be taking the lead role in the film adaptation of Sara Gruen's Water for Elephants.
I read the amazingly-researched tome over a year ago, and was completely mesmerized by the dramatic tale of a Cornell vet-school student who joins a circus after suffering a horrific family tragedy.
Reese Witherspoon has already signed on as the beautiful circus performer, Marlena, and Sean Penn is mulling the role of the twisted animal trainer. A promising cast, me thinks.
I'm no circus or (heaven forbid!) clown fan, but if you haven't read WFE, get to it, and get ready to anticipate seeing Pattinson in the film almost as much as you look forward to seeing his sparkly-skinned self in the Twilight series.