EXCLUSIVE: Scarlett Johansson is in final negotiations to star alongside Matt Damon in We Bought A Zoo, the Cameron Crowe-directed adaptation of the Benjamin Mee memoir for 20th Century Fox about an American who moves to England to operate a zoo. Deadline reported on Monday that Johansson had the inside track on the role, but she and the studio were apart on money. Fox was also talking to Amy Adams, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Rachel McAdams. Crowe and Aline Brosh McKenna wrote the script. Johansson has been on the short list for several plum parts recently. She is in contention to play Daisy Buchanan in Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, along with several other actresses. Lionsgate also wanted her for Pride, Prejudice and Zombies, but that now appears in doubt.
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By MIKE FLEMING JR | Friday November 5, 2010 @ 1:58pm PDTTags: 20th Century Fox, Benjamin Mee, Cameron Crowe, Movie Deals, Movies, Scarlett Johansson, We Bought a Zoo, We Bought a Zoo Casting
By MIKE FLEMING JR | Monday November 1, 2010 @ 5:18pm PDTTags: Amy Adams, Baz Luhrmann, Baz Luhrmann The Great Gatsby, Baz Luhrmann Workshops The Great Gatsby, Benjamin Mee, Cameron Crowe, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Matt Damon Cameron Crowe, Movies, Scarlett Johansson, We Bought a Zoo, We Bought a Zoo Casting
By MIKE FLEMING JR | Wednesday June 23, 2010 @ 2:58pm PDTTags: 20th Century Fox, Benjamin Mee, Cameron Crowe, Directors, Matt Damon, Matt Damon Cameron Crowe, Movies, We Bought a Zoo
Breaking News… Matt Damon is in early talks to star for director Cameron Crowe in 20th Century Fox’s We Bought a Zoo. Damon’s in talks to play a man who moves his family to England to operate a zoo. The script …