Writer-Director Cameron Crowe, whose last film with 2005′s fiasco Elizabethtown, is considering an adaptation of Benjamin Mee memoir We Bought a Zoo. The memoir is Mee’s story of moving with his family to a run-down, twelve-bedroom mansion that also happened to include the 30-acre Dartmoor Wildlife Park, a dilapidated preserve that was home to 200 wild animals. The story follows the juxtaposition of Mee and his family rehabilitating the animals and the park as Mee’s wife fades away from terminal cancer.
Vulture says that Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada) has turned in a great script, but if Cameron took the gig he would be doing some re-writes before heading into production. As long as the film isn’t a non-stop reminder of how much Cameron loves music, there may be hope for it.