Cameron Crowe's We Bought A Zoo gets a trailer

Matt Damon gets in touch with his animal side

The first official trailer for Cameron Crowe's We Bought A Zoo has arrived online.

The film, which is based on the memoirs of Benjamin Mee (here transplanted to the US), stars Matt Damon as a grieving husband struggling to decide how best to raise his children following his wife's death.

Despite the fact that premise sounds rather maudlin, the trailer suggests a tone that's more hopeful than depressing.

The countryside looks beautifully shot, there's plenty of exotic animals to gawp at, and the kids don't seem too annoying. Scarlett Johansson, Thomas Haden Church and Elle Fanning are among Damon's co-stars.

Since 2005's Elizabethtown, Crowe has directed two music documentaries: The Union and Pearl Jam Twenty.

Check out the We Bought A Zoo trailer here:

We Bought A Zoo opens on 23 December 2011.

Feeling inspired by the We Bought A Zoo trailer? Has it made you fancy a trip to your local animal sanctuary? Tell us!


    • JohnnyMac

      Sep 15th 2011, 13:43

      I hope they realise that if that tiger has more screen time than Johansson there will be hell to pay. Better beef up her feeding time action ASAP!

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    • FBALee

      Sep 15th 2011, 18:03

      I for one would rather look at the pretty tiger than Scarjo. Hell, I'd rather look at the porcupine than her... he's probably a better actor. He displayed curiosity, fear, and anger in his 3 second clip. That's a much bigger range. I'm very excited for this, though. It does have a great cast, and I really don't hate Scarjo, just think she'll be playing the slightly kooky love interest and that is almost never a character that I really care about, because the character development is completely scrapped and a few quirks are substituted for real depth. It won't be her fault. Matt Damon is awesome, and Thomas Haden Church is always good for a few snappy one-liners. About time Cameron Crowe had a hit again.

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