Photo Gallery: ‘We Bought A Zoo’ Premieres In NYC

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The cast of ‘We Bought a Zoo’ hit the red carpet at the Ziegfeld Theatre in NYC for the movie’s premiere. The film opens December 23, 2011.

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Matt Damon and his wife Luciana Barroso. Matt shared with Parade magazine what drew him to this movie: “What I don’t think I could live down is the worst version of this movie, the super-Disney version. It’s just not something I’d want to make or see. What really moved me was the idea of losing a partner and having to try to make it all happen on your own.”


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Scarlett Johansson, who plays the hard working zoo expert Kelly Foster.


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Elle Fanning plays Lily, Kelly’s niece.


 

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Maggie Elizabeth Jones and Colin Ford play Rosie and Dylan Mee. I don’t know where they found these two young actors, but they will both steal your heart when you see this movie!


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The ‘real’ Benjamin Mee and his children Rosie and Dylan. Benjamin wrote the book that the screenplay is based on: ‘We Bought a Zoo: The Amazing True Story of a Young Family, a Broken Down Zoo, and the 200 Wild Animals that Changed Their Lives Forever’.


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Thomas Hayden Church plays Benjamin’s (hilarious!) brother Duncan.


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Stephanie Szostak plays Katherine Mee, Benjamin’s late wife.


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Patrick Fugit stars as Robin, one of the overworked zoo hands.

Photos by Wenn.com & Splash