"Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri": October Oscar predictions                "Get Out" leads the Gotham Award nominations                'Blade Runner 2049,' 'The Disaster Artist' to be Honored at Hollywood Film Awards                Hollywood Contenders – Looking at Best Original Screenplay hopefuls                Todd Haynes explores the world of children with "Wonderstruck"                MUDBOUND and COCO to be Honored at Hollywood Film Awards                "The Killing of a Sacred Deer" pairs Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman once again                "Wonder Wheel" closes NYFF with a commanding Kate Winslet turn                Sam Rockwell and Allison Janney to Receive Hollywood Supporting Actor and Hollywood Supporting Actress Awards at "Hollywood Film Awards"                Hollywood Contenders – Looking at Best Adapted Screenplay hopefuls                "Breathe" aims to return Andrew Garfield to Oscar contention                Mary J. Blige, Timothée Chalamet and the Cast of "I, Tonya" - Margot Robbie, Allison Janney, Sebastian Stan, Paul Walter Hauser to be honored at the 21st Annual "Hollywood Film Awards."                New Trailer drops for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"                "Goodbye Christopher Robin" reveals the origins of Winnie the Pooh                Hollywood Contenders – Looking at Best Supporting Actress hopefuls        

Cameron Crowe reunites with “Famous” friend for “Zoo”


By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Cameron Crowe’s last great movie, “Almost Famous,” came out nearly 11 years ago. Since then, he delivered a surreal psychological thriller (“Vanilla Sky”) and a personal romantic project (“Elizabethtown”), but both left most people cold.

Yet Crowe remains one of those filmmakers fans want to see succeed, because he has demonstrated such storytelling potential, and we track his moves hoping he’ll return to the inspirational realms of “Jerry Maguire” or “Say Anything.” So it’s encouraging to hear that Crowe plans to reunite with his “Famous” lead as he continues to cast his next project.

That would be Patrick Fugit, who reportedly has joined the already impressive ensemble for Crowe’s adaptation of Benjamin Mee’s memoir, “We Bought a Zoo.” The film stars Matt Damon as a man who cashes in his life savings to purchase a rundown British zoo. Colin Ford has been cast as Damon’s son. Thomas Hayden Church will play Damon’s brother. Scarlett Johansson is negotiating to join the drama, and THR says Fugit is on board. His role, however, is being kept secret.

The premise sounds intriguing, especially once you learn that Mee had to care for his wife, who was suffering from brain cancer, as he readied his new zoo for opening. But I am a little disappointed that Crowe is working from someone else’s material and not penning his own screenplay. Usually there is so much of Crowe’s heart and soul in his characters’ dialogue. Perhaps the rejection of “Elizabethtown” burned Crowe more than we thought?

Or maybe he just saw something in Mee’s memoir that demanded he get involved. We’ll know more next year when “We Bought a Zoo” opens in theaters.

Follow Hollywood News on Twitter for up-to-date news information.

Hollywood News, Hollywood Awards, Awards, Movies, News, Award News, Breaking News, Entertainment News, Movie News, Music News

Photo courtesy of PRPhotos.com.

About HollywoodNews.com

Doing our best to bring you "The Pulse of New Hollywood®." Follow us @hollywoodnews

Follow us

Breaking Hollywood News   


UPDATES BY EMAIL

Leave a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.