Hollywood Exclusive, by Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith, is reporting that the ‘Water for Elephants’ casting team has started the search for Old Jacob Jankowski, the role that is being played by Robert Pattinson. They also mention that another villian in the story has yet to be cast. They write:
PAGE TO SCREEN: Wonder what “Twilight” heartthrob Robert Pattinson will look like at 93? So do the casting forces on “Water for Elephants,” who’ve been checking out old guys to play the aged version of Pattinson’s character in the big-screen adaptation of the acclaimed Sara Gruen historical novel. The story is formed by his reminiscences of dropping out of Cornell veterinary school and joining the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth during the 1930s Great Depression — encountering a brutal, mentally unbalanced trainer (Christoph Waltz, fresh off his “Inglourious Basterds” Oscar win) and his beautiful, mistreated wife (Reese Witherspoon). Another key bad guy still has to be cast as well. Production’s set for May 22.
I guess this puts to rest the notion that Rob would be transformed into an elderly man via the magic of make-up. So, who do you think should play old Jacob aka old Robert Pattinson?
Note: I’m not familiar with this source so as per usual, grain of salt here. We are working on confirmation.