We Bought a Zoo arrives at UK and Ireland cinemas today. A special gala screening and a Q&A by Christine Bleakley with Benjamin Mee (whose real-life story inspired the film and is played by Matt Damon) took place last night at the May Fair hotel in London, with a whole host of celebrities in attendance including Sam Faiers from TOWIE and Gemma Merna from Hollyoaks.‘We Bought a Zoo’ based on a true story and directed by Cameron Crowe, tells the story of a widowed father (Matt Damon) that buys a dilapidated zoo in hopes of making a fresh start.
While facing enormous odds to keep the zoo open, he must find the courage to recommit to his children and to their new life together.
WE BOUGHT A ZOO
Director: Cameron Crowe
Cast: Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Thomas Haden Church, Peter Riegert, Elle Fanning, Angus Macfadyen