Cameron Crowe will direct We Bought a Zoo for 20th Century Fox. The project comes from a memoir about a widowed father who buys a zoo and restores it with his children. No leading man is attached at this time. A December 23, 2011 release date is already set.
Crowe hasn't made a film since 2005's Elizabethtown, which received a critical lashing and grabbed only $26.8 million domestically.