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First Look: Cameron Crowe Tweets Photos from 'We Bought a Zoo'

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May 3, 2011
Source: Twitter, /Film

Cameron Crowe's We Bought a Zoo

Ohhh he's finally back! Director Cameron Crowe (Say Anything, Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous, Vanilla Sky) has finally emerged on Twitter of all places with an official, verified account - @CameronCrowe. He's currently in the middle of direct an adaptation of Benjamin Mee's book We Bought a Zoo, starring quite a fantastic cast: Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Elle Fanning, Patrick Fugit and Thomas Haden Church. Crowe tweeted out some photos recently (tipped via SlashFilm) including a from-the-side shot of the cast on set and the animals. He also tweeted an early teaser for his Pearl Jam doc. Check ’em out below!

Cameron Crowe's We Bought a Zoo Photos

"Matt, Stephanie [Szostak], Colin [Ford] and Maggie [Elizabeth Jones]. The Mee Family. Zoo Shoot Day # 1"

Cameron Crowe's We Bought a Zoo Photos

Left photo: "First day, this lion wheeled around, lifting his leg and peed on me," Crowe said via Twitter.
Right photo: "Matt Damon, and a large Grizzly named Bart. Zoo Shoot Day # 53" from Crowe via Twitter.

We Bought a Zoo, adapted from Benjamin Mee's book, is set in Southern California, and is about a father who moves his young family to the countryside to renovate and re-open a struggling zoo. Twentieth Century Fox is producing the film, which is being directed by Oscar winner Cameron Crowe, from a screenplay written by Crowe and Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada, 27 Dresses, Morning Glory). Fox will be bringing We Bought a Zoo to theaters starting December 23rd later this year. This already looks good!

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  • Anonymous
    Not a good title, but shows good promise
  • Kenyon
    I’ve always wanted to see Matt Damon do a movie with Matt Dillon. They are both incredible actors and it would be amazing to see them bounce off each other in a film.
    • JL
      :[ What?
  • Xerxexx
    Holy shit a lion! Looks promising.
  • The premise sounds great. The cast sound great. I'm happy to see Cameron Crowe back. He's so good at conversation on film. I think that's what he and Tarintino have in common, except Crowe has far less blood. 😉
  • Not a fan of Matt Damon, but I'm still very interested.
  • Did they get a zoo on Lost Island? Zoo's are always a funny one, I remember the zoo in Tokyo had an elephant chained up by it's ankle, it was really cool.
  • Ryderup
    That Pearl Jam doc deservers its own news segment!
  • Anonymous
    Matt Damon is great in every movie, even when the movie itself kinda sucks. He's always convincing in his roles. I would watch anything that he's attached to. Also, I wanna plant a fat smooch on that lion's face so bad! Yyufyiasufyiu, adorable! <3
  • Amyk1980
    This is based on a book and a true story about a family that bought a run down private zoo and improved the lives of the animals living there
  • Kellyfitzy64
    It's not the actual true story though - the girl that Scarlet is playing (Kelly) - did not really end up with the character that Matt is playing (Ben) as this story goes. She is currently happily engaged to a different guy and doesn't live in the UK or work at that zoo anymore. It's the Hollywood twist that they put to all of the supposed "true stories". NOT a true story 😉
    • Teacherkid
       Well, seeing how it's an adaptation from a book I think we'll be okay.

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