Robert PattinsonCalling all Twihards: Robert Pattinson may have just found his next big screen role.

According to Variety, the hunky 'Twilight' star is in talks to join Reese Witherspoon in Fox 2000's 'Water for Elephants.' Francis Lawrence, who last directed the action epic 'I Am Legend,' is attached to direct, with Richard LaGravenese ('The Fisher King') on board to write.

In addition to Pattinson, two-time Oscar winner Sean Penn is considering the project, although no official details have been confirmed.

If cast, Pattinson would presumably play the lead role, an Ivy League student who joins the Benzini Brothers circus as a vet. The project is based on a book by Sara Gruen, released in 2006.
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