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Damon And Crowe Join The 'Zoo'

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Jun 24, 2010 | 5:02am EDT

ALTMatt Damon and Cameron Crowe may team up for an adaptation of Benjamin Mee’s memoir We Bought A Zoo. The Bourne star is in talks to portray Mee, a man who buys a dilapidated zoo and must run it with his family as his wife dies of brain cancer.

20th Century Fox and Julie Yorn will produce the film. The film was scripted by Aline Brosh McKenna, who's behind several recent rom-coms, but director Crowe has reportedly made several rewrites.

Damon’s usual oeuvre is either action or comedy fare, so presumably he’s looking to break out of the box and take a more dramatic role. Between the inevitable wacky animal shenanigans and the whole dying wife thing, this film is going to have more mood whiplash than a Tyler Perry movie unless Crowe and Damon walk a very careful line.

Source: THR

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