An old man recalls the year tragedy landed him in the arms of a traveling circus...and into an experience that would change his life forever. From the bestselling book by Sara Gruen comes this "splendid period swooner that delivers a classic romance and an indelible insider's view of 1930s circus life" (Variety). After suffering a sudden loss, young veterinary student Jacob Jankowski leaves his career behind for a new life under the Big Top of the Benzini Brothers Circus. What begins as an exciting new turn as the troupe's veterinarian takes a dark turn as Jacob finds himself caught in a love triangle between the show's stunning star and her sadistic ringmaster husband.
Starring Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson, Christoph Waltz and Hal Holbrook. Directed by Francis Lawrence; based upon the novel by Sara Gruen, screenplay by Richard LaGravenese.
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