We Bought a Zoo Images Debut with Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson

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Matt Damon bought a zoo! Well, his character in the film We Bought a Zoo did just that and now the first photos from the Cameron Crowe film have premiered.

Matt Damon in We Bought a Zoo

Damon stars in the heartwarming film based on the memoir by Benjamin Mee. The story concerns a man (Damon) who, after his wife passes away, decides his next step in life is to purchase a local zoo. Naturally, right?

We Bought a Zoo cast

We Bought a Zoo also stars a stellar cast including Scarlett Johansson, Elle Fanning, Thomas Haden Church and Patrick Fugit.

We Bought a Zoo with Cameron Crowe and Matt Damon

Filmmaker Cameron Crowe has not been heard from much in the last few years. In fact, his last film, 2005’s Elizabethtown starring Orlando Bloom, was a certified flop. Crowe has not seen a hit since he brought his youth to life in 2000’s Almost Famous and 2001’s Vanilla Sky.

For a period there, Crowe was the go-to director with some of film’s greatest hits. From Jerry Maguire and Singles to Say Anything, it seemed as if there was nothing Crowe could do wrong. Also of note: He was the screenwriter for the iconic hit Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

Scarlett Johansson in We Bought a Zoo

Crowe is also the screenwriter on We Bought a Zoo, so expect a film to warm the heart, as well as a piece of art that with any luck, will also challenge the mind. He is one of our favorite filmmakers and here’s hoping We Bought a Zoo brings him back to the A-list when it premieres December 23.

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We Bought a Zoo Quotes

Benjamin: This place is perfect! Why didn't you mention it earlier?
Mr. Stevens: It's a bit complicated.
Benjamin: Complicated's okay. What's so complicated about this place?
Mr. Stevens: Well, you see, it's uhhh... (Lion roars, loudly) It's a zoo.
Rosie: Yay!
Mr. Stevens: Yay!

You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just literally twenty seconds of just embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come of it.


We Bought a Zoo Review

Cameron Crowe has returned to form with We Bought a Zoo. After the misstep of 2005’s Elizabethtown, in 2011 he came back strong with the...

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