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

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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Reader Feedback - 12 Comments


Not a good title, but shows good promise

Anonymous on May 4, 2011


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.

Kenyon on May 4, 2011


:[ What?

JL on May 4, 2011


Holy shit a lion! Looks promising.

Xerxexx on May 4, 2011


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. 😉

Quanah on May 4, 2011


Not a fan of Matt Damon, but I'm still very interested.

David Perretta on May 4, 2011


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.

Crapola on May 4, 2011


That Pearl Jam doc deservers its own news segment!

Ryderup on May 4, 2011


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

Anonymous on May 4, 2011


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

Amyk1980 on May 4, 2011


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 😉

Kellyfitzy64 on May 10, 2011


 Well, seeing how it's an adaptation from a book I think we'll be okay.

Teacherkid on Jul 27, 2011

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