Crowe heads to the Zoo

Cameron Crowe to helm We Bought the Zoo

Cameron Crowe has confirmed he will helm the upcoming drama We Bought the Zoo.

According to reports the director has finalised a deal with studio 20th Century Fox for the project.

Based on a memoir by Benjamin Mee, the story follows a widowed father who buys an old zoo and runs it with his children.

Filming is scheduled for a December 2011 release.