The first official trailer for Cameron Crowe’s We Bought A Zoo has arrived online.
The film, that’s in accordance with the memoirs of Benjamin Mee (here transplanted to the US), stars Matt Damon as a grieving husband struggling to choose how best to lift his children following his wife’s death.
Despite the truth that premise sounds rather maudlin, the trailer suggests a tone that’s more hopeful than depressing.
The countryside looks beautifully shot, there’s quite a lot of exotic animals to gawp at, and the children don’t seem too annoying. Scarlett Johansson, Thomas Haden Church and Elle Fanning are among Damon’s co-stars.
Since 2005’s Elizabethtown, Crowe has directed two music documentaries: The Union and Pearl Jam Twenty.
Check out the We Bought A Zoo trailer here:
We Bought A Zoo opens on 23 December 2011.