Scarlett Johansson is director Cameron Crowe’s numero uno choice for the female lead of his next movie We Bought A Zoo.
Having bagged Matt Damon as Benjamin Mee, a widowed pa who purchases a run-down English zoo, Crowe is now looking to cast a female lead to play opposite him.
If Johansson’s schedule proves too much of a war zone, Crowe has already shortlisted a variety of talented young things as second best.
That list includes the names Amy Adams, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Rachel McAdams – though the last two seem, well, a bit young to play the potential love interest of Matt Damon.
Oscar-winning screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada) has contributed the script adaptation, and the film is set for release on 23 December, 2011.
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