We Bought a Zoo is a movie from a Cameron Crowe based on a memoir of the same name by Benjamin Mee. Mee used his life savings to buy the Dartmoor Zoological Park, a dilapidated zoo, with 200 exotic animals set to be destroyed. His family helped him revive the dying zoo. Crowe’s version of the story moves the setting to California and features Matt Damon as Mee. Thomas Hayden Church and Scarlett Johansson are also in the movie.
We Bought a Zoo set to be released to theaters on December 23rd, 2011.