Ben Stiller could be lining up the Dartmoor tale of We Bought a Zoo as his next project, according to New York magazine.
The production, which is due to start in September, is one of three vying for Stiller’s star-factor. Other’s that are also on Stiller’s reading list are let Me Spread Goodness, and Mr Popper Penguins.
The We Bought a Zoo true story follows Guardian columnist Ben Mee’s journey as his family comes to terms with running a zoo on Dartmoor, and as the zoo improves, his wife’s health deteriorates.
Ben is still a director at Dartmoor Zoo, which told us this latest development is the closest thing to a green light on the project. It’s been a long time, is all very exciting, but there’s nothing concrete as yet, so we’re keeping a level head, they said.
Cameron Crowe is on board to direct the film, and is giving the script a once over after being written by The Devil Wears Prada screenwriter Alene Brosh McKenna. The New York magazine is calling for people to vote on which film Ben Stiller should pick next. Head on over and throw your Devon and Cornwall hat in the ring
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