Hollywood Ink: Robert Pattinson Joins the Circus


· As Robert Pattinson begins to spread his non-Summit wings, he's lined up quite the project: Water for Elephants, which Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend) is directing, based on the popular Sara Gruen novel. Pattinson will play a circus newbie who promptly finds himself in a love triangle with characters who are being circled by Reese Witherspoon and Sean Penn. Pattinson? Love triangle? You don't say! [Deadline]

· Jason Momoa, the least-known of the trio auditioning for Conan (the Barbarian reboot), managed to land the title role. A Baywatch credit on your resume isn't all bad. [Deadline]

· Michael Winterbottom (A Mighty Heart) has decided to take the Israeli-Palestinian conflict head on once more with his new project Promised Land, set to star Jim Sturgess. The film will detail the events leading up to the 1948 partitioning of Palestine. For Winterbottom's sake, I hope he shoots it in Canada. [Variety]

· They're threatening to remake A Star is Born again! This time, it's Nick Cassavetes who will earn the development paycheck. [Deadline]

· Isla Fisher and Tom Wilkinson will join the newly-in Andy Serkis and Simon Pegg in Burke and Hare, John Landis's film about a pair of murderous men who also dig graves. Gravediggers who kill? Talk about synergy! [THR]