Cameron Crowe’s We Bought a Zoo looking to cast Matt Damon
Posted by: Nathan Swank
Matt Damon is currently in discussion about starring in director Cameron Crowe’s new film, WE BOUGHT THE ZOO. Based on Benjamin Mee’s memoir, the film will follow the true accounts of Mee and his family using their life savings to purchase a failing zoo. With 200 exotic animals to be destroyed and his wife dying of brain cancer, he and his children must care for the endangered animals while trying to reopen the zoo. Aline Brosh McKenna wrote the script with a 20th Century Fox release set for December 23, 2011.
With the release date, a major actor and director, a complicated production with an emotional human touch, I would say this film has Oscar bait written all over it. It will be interesting to see how they choose to film the animals.