Two New Preview Clips From We Bought A Zoo Starring Matt Damon
12.02.11 by Ryan
The comedy/drama We Bought A Zoo is up against some pretty tough competition when it opens later this month, competing with action movies (Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol, The Darkest Hour), gritty and intense dramas (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo), as well as other family movies like The Adventures of Tintin and War Horse, both of which were directed by Steven Spielberg.
Clearly, 20th Century Fox believes in the movie, likely because it stars Matt Damon as a single father who tires to rebuild a rundown zoo with the help of Scarlett Johansson, and also because the movie is in the hands of writer-director Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous, Jerry Maguire). Two new preview clips have been released from the movie, both of which show the movie's humor, while also revealing Crowe's trademark — a protagonist with earnest and sincere intentions.
Yahoo revealed the first clip, which shows Damon's brother, played by Thomas Hayden Church, questioning why he would try to fix up a zoo in the first place.
In the second clip, released by MSN, Damon learns an important lesson about talking to porcupines.
Based on the memoir by Benjamin Mee, whose family reopened the dilapidated Dartmoor Zoological Park in England, We Bought A Zoo was initially adapted by Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada, 27 Dresses) and rewritten by Crowe. Elle Fanning, Patrick Fugit and John Michael Higgins co-star.