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Watch: New Footage In The International Trailer For Cameron Crowe's 'We Bought A Zoo'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 2, 2011 9:34 AM
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Also Shows Off Some Of Jonsi's Score For The MovieWell, after the first trailer for Cameron Crowe's "We Bought a Zoo" arrived last month, we promptly counted it out of the Oscar race but it looks like with a meaty December release date and a big hearted story featuring cute animals, this is aiming to be Fox's "Marley & Me" for this year, though probably without the three-hankie ending. A new international trailer has arrived for the movie and in addition to a good amount of new scenes and footage -- most significantly a moment involving Patrick Fugit evaluating Matt Damon's character -- we also get a pretty nice preview of Sigur Ros frontman Jonsi's score the movie which sounds appropriately...Jonsi-esque.

Cameron Crowe Says He's Written A Comedy That He Hopes To Shoot Next March

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 28, 2011 8:16 AM
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New Picture From 'We Bought A Zoo'To say that Cameron Crowe has been busy would be an understatement. The director, returning to the cinema world after a long absence following 2005's "Elizabethtown," has had an insanely busy 2011. This spring he premiered his Elton John documentary "The Union" at the Tribeca Film Festival which you'll get to see on HBO in January; just this week saw the release of his comprehensive "Pearl Jam 20," an indepth look at the iconic alternative band on their twentieth anniversary and in December, he'll unveil his first feature length movie in six years, the Matt Damon starring, Jonsi scored "We Bought A Zoo." But if you think Crowe might take some time in 2012 to grab a nap you'd be mistaken. If things go according to plan, he'll be shooting his next film a lot sooner than you think.

Watch: Matt Damon and Cameron Crowe Get Animal Crackers In Trailer For 'We Bought A Zoo'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 14, 2011 6:25 AM
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It's been six long years since we last saw a Cameron Crowe (fictional) film on screen, but seeing that that film was the, frankly, disastrous "Elizabethtown," he's perhaps been missed less than he might have been otherwise. Still, the writer-director has enough great work behind him that we're always going to be interested in what he's putting out, and this Christmas sees the arrival of comeback film "We Bought A Zoo," which sees him team up with Matt Damon for the first time.

Cameron Crowe Says He's Already Writing Next Film, Inspired By Kids He Met During 'Zoo' Auditions

  • By Edward Davis
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  • September 1, 2011 11:01 AM
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Director Also Says 'Say Anything' Sequel Is A "Pipe Dream," But Reveals Deleted Scenes On His BlogWith three new films arriving in 2011, "Almost Famous" director Cameron Crowe has his hands full this year.

New Look At Matt Damon & Scarlett Johansson In Cameron Crowe's 'We Bought A Zoo'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 17, 2011 3:32 AM
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So, both Venice and TIFF have unveiled their slates and...Cameron Crowe's "We Bought a Zoo" is nowhere to be seen. Granted, the film was only shot earlier this year and the ever busy Crowe -- who already released the Elton John doc "The Union" and is finalizing "Pearl Jam Twenty" for Venice -- is likely still getting the the film finished, so pics will have to do for now (until we get a trailer).

New Photos: Amber Heard In The 'Rum Diary,' Michelle Williams In 'My Week With Marilyn'

  • By The Playlist
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  • August 14, 2011 2:04 AM
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More Photos From 'Dragon Tattoo,' 'MI4,' 'We Bought A Zoo,' 'The Muppets,' 'Breaking Dawn' & More"The Rum Diary" starring Johnny Depp has been in the can for what feels like two years now, but there's a reason for the delay apparently. ''You can't open it next to some blockbuster thing,'' Depp told EW in their Fall Film Preview issue. ''It's a special little film.'' While we've seen photos of Depp as the writer Paul Kemp who works at a Puerto Rico newspaper in the '50s-set adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's early novel, this is our first look at Amber Heard in the picture. The director is Bruce Robinson of "Withnail & I" fame? Wait, who? Exactly. Robinson hasn't directed a feature since "Jennifer Eight" in 1992, but as he told EW, "Johnny's one of the few stars who can [handpick] who they want to direct a movie." And what's one of Depp's favorite movies? Well, the debauched and depraved "Withnail & I" so there you have it. The picture also stars Aaron Eckhart, Giovanni Ribisi, Richard Jenkins and it hits theaters on October 28.

More Photos From Cameron Crowe's 'We Bought A Zoo' Including A First Look At Scarlett Johannsson

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 2, 2011 4:19 AM
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Can you tell that Cameron Crowe's "We Bought A Zoo" is on the way? With TIFF and Venice now just around the corner, we presume that his first feature film in six years will soon be added to the lineups of one or both festivals, as the press train is now beginning to pick up some major steam. Following news over the weekend that Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi will be scoring the film, a batch of new images have emerged for the upcoming dramedy.

Sigur Rós Frontman Jónsi Scoring Cameron Crowe's 'We Bought A Zoo'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 31, 2011 3:05 AM
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It was just over a week ago when director Cameron Crowe teased on his website that despite earlier indications that the soundtrack to his forthcoming "We Bought a Zoo" would contain lots of Neil Young and Eddie Vedder, another mystery artist was vying for the gig. “I think it’s going to lean heavily into one or two artists, but not necessarily either of them. We did play a lot of Eddie, Neil and PJ during the movie. It’s kind of revealing itself now,” Crowe explained. “There is another artist who is campaigning in the editing room with his music ala Cat Stevens in ‘Harold and Maude.’ We’ll see how far it gets.” Well, Crowe hasn't taken too long to let the secret out.

Cameron Crowe Says 'We Bought A Zoo' Soundtrack Won't Necessarily Feature Neil Young Or Eddie Vedder

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 19, 2011 6:59 AM
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But Does Confirm It Will Likely Be Heavy On One Or Two ArtistsOne down, two to go. It's been a helluva busy year for director Cameron Crowe. He's already delivered one film, his Elton John documentary "The Union" and with five and a half months to go before the end of 2011, he will deliver two more movies. First, his long in the works Pearl Jam documentary "Pearl Jam Twenty" will premiere at the Venice Film Festival before hitting the "American Masters" series on PBS in October that will be followed by a DVD release. And then, just in time for the holidays, the director will drop his first feature film in six years, the dramedy "We Bought A Zoo." Based on the memoir by Benjamin Mee, with a script from “The Devil Wears Prada” writer Aline Brosh McKenna, the story follows Mee (Matt Damon), a single father who attempts to fulfill his late wife’s wish of moving their family to the titular animal sanctuary. Damon is joined by a solid ensemble that includes Scarlett Johansson, Thomas Haden Church, Angus MacFadyen, Elle Fanning, Patrick Fugit, John Michael Higgins and J.B. Smoove.

Aline Brosh McKenna To Adapt Graphic Novel 'Rust' For 20th Century Fox

  • By Catherine Scott
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  • July 16, 2011 5:23 AM
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There are quite a few screenwriters that we here at The Playlist think are incredibly overrated. Someone like Allan Loeb ("21," "The Switch") comes to mind, but Aline Brosh McKenna wouldn't be far behind him. She's a rom-com writing star, penning films like "27 Dresses" and "Morning Glory," though she hasn't had much critical success since "The Devil Wears Prada" in 2006. It's possible that she's moving away from her roots, as Deadline reported yesterday that she's signed on to adapt graphic novel "Rust: Visitor in the Field" for 20th Century Fox.

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