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Yeah, that title isn’t exactly the stuff of legend, but I suppose it makes sense given the movie’s premise, which finds Matt Damon, well, buying a zoo. Then Scarlett Johansson shows up to do something and fall in love with him and such. It’s Cameron Crowe, so you can expect plenty of believable human drama while listening to some rad tunes. The whole thing is supposedly based on a true story to boot. Or, well, true-ish. Check out the first trailer for “We Bought a Zoo” below. Try not to feed the animals.
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.
The zookeepers include Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Thomas Haden Church, Patrick Fugit, Elle Fanning, and John Michael Higgins.
The zoo opens December 23rd, 2011 .