Fox 2000 Takes Water for Elephants


Fox 2000 has bought the rights to Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen’s best-selling historical love story, says The Hollywood Reporter.

Francis Lawrence is attached to direct, and Richard LaGravenese is writing the adaptation, which will be produced by Andrew Tennenbaum, Gil Netter and Erwin Stoff.

The book centers on a 90-year-old man reminiscing about his life and is set during the Depression, when he found work at a B-level circus taking care of the animals. He sees the brutality of circus life while falling for the wife of an abusive animal trainer.