May 23, 2017

Cameron Crowe circles “Zoo”

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BY KEVIN CRUST

New York magazine’s Vulture is reporting that music-journalist-turned-filmmaker Cameron Crowe may be directing “We Bought a Zoo” in the near future. It’s an adaptation of a memoir by British writer Benjamin Mee and “The Devil Wears Prada” screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna has penned a script, but Crowe is likely to do some rewriting. “Zoo” recounts Mee’s experiences when he moved his family to a dilapidated mansion with an accompanying wildlife park in southwest England. The family took on the task of reviving the preserve but was devastated by the cancer prognosis and deteriorating health of Mee’s wife, Katherine.
Crowe took a critical and box-office drubbing with his last outing, 2005’s “Elizabethtown,” but is best known for the beloved 1989 teen romance “Say Anything,” the 1996 romantic comedy “Jerry Maguire” and the autobiographical 2001 “Almost Famous,” for which he won a best original screenplay Oscar. The latter film recently revived Crowe’s standing when it turned up on numerous best-of-decade lists. After establishing himself as an adolescent prodigy at Rolling Stone, he began his Hollywood career when he adapted his book “Fast Times at Ridgemont High.”

About Kevin Crust

KEVIN CRUST is a Southern California-based writer and editor of the Eclectic Odeon Review, an online guide to seeing movies in Los Angeles, launching in March 2010. In 18 years at the Los Angeles Times, he worked as a copy editor, senior researcher and staff writer. For most of the past decade, he was a key part of the Times' award-winning film department, coordinating the Calendar section's popular Sneaks issues, writing columns on alternative cinema and DVDs, and reviewing hundreds of movies. His work has also appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle.

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2 Comments

  • March 3, 2010 | Permalink |

    We Bought a Zoo is looking like an amazing movie. I think it is a movie, which is belonging to animals and their lives. This movie will be full of joy and pleasure.

  • July 12, 2010 | Permalink |

    yes it is looking good

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