Matt Damon comes into close contact with a real-life grizzly bear on the set of his upcoming film “We Bought A Zoo” March 22, 2011. The large furry bear is seen walking back and forth on a closed off street with Damon and his co-stars inside a Ford vehicle. The bear’s trainer is seen making a hand signal to get the bear’s attention towards Damon’s car window – and at one point mounts himself on Matt’s car, blocking Damon inside the car. (Juan Sharma/PacificCoastNews)
In June we posted a story that Matt Damon might join the cast of Cameron Crowe’s drama WE BOUGHT A ZOO and today we have confirmation that he will indeed play the lead in the film. The plot follows a struggling husband whose wife has cancer and they buy an estate that ends up being a zoo for exotic animals which they try to reopen to the public. WE BOUGHT A ZOO will also star Scarlett Johansson and Elle Fanning and is set to open December 23, 2011.
Anything Cameron Crowe touches is usually good and when you add an actor like Matt Damon it just ups the ante exponentially. This is on the (ever growing) list of movies to see next year. 2011 is shaping up to be a pretty good year for films (if they turn out to be any good) so start making your list to make sure you don’t miss anything!