Well, someone needed to feed Patrick Fugit. Cameron Crowe makes a return to narrative features this Christmas (following the recent premiere of his Pearl Jam tour documentary Pearl Jam Twenty) with We Bought a Zoo, a surely-heartwarming drama based on Benjamin Mee’s memoir about, yes, buying a zoo. Matt Damon stars as Mee, along with Thomas Haden Church, Scarlett Johansson, Elle Fanning and a whole lot of exotic animals.
The official synopsis and first trailer:
This holiday season, acclaimed filmmaker Cameron Crowe (Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous) directs an amazing and true story about a single dad who decides his family needs a fresh start, so he and his two children move to the most unlikely of places: a zoo. With the help of an eclectic staff, and with many misadventures along the way, the family works to return the dilapidated zoo to its former wonder and glory.[vsw id=”STXvAhrVP0U” source=”youtube” width=”500″ height=”425″ autoplay=”no”]