You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Damon, MacFadyen going to ‘Zoo’

Crowe will direct 20th Century Fox pic

Matt Damon is set and Angus MacFadyen is in talks to co-star in helmer Cameron Crowe’s “We Bought a Zoo” for 20th Century Fox.

Damon has signed on for the lead role in the pic about a struggling single father who moves his family to an estate that turns out to be a zoo. MacFadyen is to play the zookeeper.

Aline Brosh McKenna penned the script, based on the 2008 memoir by Benjamin Mee who spent his savings to move his family to a zoo in the English countryside.

Julie Yorn and Ilona Herzberg will produce, with Marc R. Gordon co-producing.

“Zoo” is slated for a December 2012 release.

More Film

  • Get Hard

    Writer Claims 'Get Hard' Ripped Off His 'Prison 101' Idea

    Matt Damon is set and Angus MacFadyen is in talks to co-star in helmer Cameron Crowe’s “We Bought a Zoo” for 20th Century Fox. Damon has signed on for the lead role in the pic about a struggling single father who moves his family to an estate that turns out to be a zoo. MacFadyen […]

  • Charles Rivkin

    CineAsia: Charles Rivkin Looks to Asia as Locomotive for Theatrical Cinema

    Matt Damon is set and Angus MacFadyen is in talks to co-star in helmer Cameron Crowe’s “We Bought a Zoo” for 20th Century Fox. Damon has signed on for the lead role in the pic about a struggling single father who moves his family to an estate that turns out to be a zoo. MacFadyen […]

  • Tax Plan Strikes Fear Among Below

    Hollywood's Below-the-Line Workers Anxious About New Tax Plans

    Matt Damon is set and Angus MacFadyen is in talks to co-star in helmer Cameron Crowe’s “We Bought a Zoo” for 20th Century Fox. Damon has signed on for the lead role in the pic about a struggling single father who moves his family to an estate that turns out to be a zoo. MacFadyen […]

  • Detective Pikachu

    Film News Roundup: Live-Action 'Detective Pikachu' Gets 2019 Release

    Matt Damon is set and Angus MacFadyen is in talks to co-star in helmer Cameron Crowe’s “We Bought a Zoo” for 20th Century Fox. Damon has signed on for the lead role in the pic about a struggling single father who moves his family to an estate that turns out to be a zoo. MacFadyen […]

  • Movie Chain AMC Exploring Investment in

    Movie Chain AMC Exploring Investment in Saudi Arabia

    Matt Damon is set and Angus MacFadyen is in talks to co-star in helmer Cameron Crowe’s “We Bought a Zoo” for 20th Century Fox. Damon has signed on for the lead role in the pic about a struggling single father who moves his family to an estate that turns out to be a zoo. MacFadyen […]

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Rockets to Dominant Social Media Buzz

    Matt Damon is set and Angus MacFadyen is in talks to co-star in helmer Cameron Crowe’s “We Bought a Zoo” for 20th Century Fox. Damon has signed on for the lead role in the pic about a struggling single father who moves his family to an estate that turns out to be a zoo. MacFadyen […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content