Casting Robert Pattinson in 6 Literary Classics

[caption id="attachment_46234" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Fox"]Robert Pattinson in Water for Elephants[/caption]

Sure, Robert Pattinson has tried on a few non-"Twilight" roles for size, but none so far have been as big as his new gig in "Water for Elephants," based on Sara Gruen's beloved bestseller.

He plays Jacob (which incidentally proves a nice wink-wink for Twi-Hards), a Depression-era veterinary student who gets swept up in the colorful world of big-top circus tours and – we'll say it – swept off his feet by a star performer (Reese Witherspoon).

It's a role that fits R.Pattz comfortably – and one that inspired us to imagine what other literary adaptations the heartthrob could pull off.

Posters by Old Red Jalopy.

Robert Pattinson in A Brave New World

Robert Pattinson in Catch-22

Robert Pattinson in The Cather in the Rye

Robert Pattinson in Heart of Darkness

Robert Pattinson in Tell Tale Heart