Scarlett Johansson Cast in Cameron Crowe’s WE BOUGHT A ZOO

     November 5, 2010

Scarlett Johansson is a busy girl and may soon be adding another film to her schedule. After reportedly hefty negotiations with 20th Century Fox, Deadline reports the actress appears to have finally struck a deal and is on the verge of signing up to star in Cameron Crowe’s We Bought a Zoo. Penned by Aline Brosh McKenna, We Bought a Zoo is an adaptation of Benjamin Mee’s memoir about an American who moves to England to run a zoo.  She will star alongside Matt Damon.

Amy Adams, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Rachel McAdams were also the top contenders for the role. Hit the jump to find out more about Johansson’s upcoming projects.

Johansson has a string of movies lined up, including two sci-fi flicks. As previously reported, she might be playing a sexy alien in Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin. She will also reprise her Iron Man 2 role as the Black Widow in The Avengers, and is being considered for the role of Daisy Buchanan in Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby.

In the meantime, Scarlett will take on hosting duties for the third time on Saturday Night Live on November 13.

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