According to Variety, the comedian and fast-rising actor J.B. Smoove has joined the impressive ensemble cast of Cameron Crowe‘s We Bought A Zoo. The Curb Your Enthusiasm “scene-stealer” is set to star along side Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson (as Damon’s love interest), Thomas Haden Church, Angus MacFadyen as the head zookeeper and Elle Fanning and Patrick Fugit as employees at the zoo. There is still no word as to what role Smoove will play but Yo will be seeing a lot more of Smoove in 2011. He is also set to appear in David Gordon Green‘s The Sitter and the Farrelly Brothers’ Hall Pass.
Based on Benjamin Mee’s best selling memoir, in We Bought A Zoo, Matt Damon plays a widowed father who moves his family to the English countryside where they buy and begin to operate a zoo. You can also read about how Eddie Vedder and Neil Young may contribute to the soundtrack over here.