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  • Cameron Crowe has posted photos from the set of We Bought A Zoo at his new Twitter and Facebook pages. The photo below of the 'Mee family' is from the first day of shooting.

  • Matt is part of a team bidding for a new spec script - from Deadline:

    There's a hot spec script that has the town hot and bothered. I'm told that Father Daughter Time: A Tale of Armed Robbery and Eskimo Kisses has five bids on the table and a deal is expected to close by tonight. The script by Matthew Aldrich is about a man who goes on the lam with his daughter, his accomplice on a 3-state crime spree. I'm told that offers have been made by Warner Bros, Paramount, Relativity Media, Walter Parkes through his discretionary fund, and Matt Damon and Chris Moore, through a company with money raised through a private investor. CAA, Jewerl Ross and attorney Jamie Feldman are handling the sale.

  • On the Ellen show, John Krasinski talked about visiting Matt on the set of We Bought A Zoo when Ellen and Portia de Rossi were also there - video at ONTD.
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    From: (Anonymous) Date: May 6th, 2011 04:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

    spec script

    I don't get it. Doesn't Matt have a development deal at WB with Ben?
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: May 6th, 2011 09:23 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: spec script

    Ben would be a producer through their Pearl Street shingle (back to the old name?) according to Deadline. Matt's looking at the film as his directorial debut.



    From the author Matthew Aldrich:

    The reason they were heading for the independent offer, according to Ross, was becasue they wanted to protect the vision of the film and feared that would be difficult at a studio. But they sparked to the continued involvement of Damon, who has pledged just that.

    "When one of the biggest movie stars in the world, who also happens to be an Academy Award-winning screenwriter, gets on the phone with your client and offers to protect the writer's vision and opens his hand to be a creative partner, it's hard to say no," Ross said. "The money becomes secondary. This script is not the obvious studio movie. There are no explosions. It will require delicate handling. Avoiding years of development hell was our goal."
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