Director Cameron Crowe is narrowing down his choice to Scarlett Johansson, Amy Adams, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Rachel McAdams for the female lead to star opposite Matt Damon in the drama We Bought a Zoo, according to Deadline. Word on the street says Scarlett Johansson is the top choice.

The Benjamin Mee memoir tells the true account of how the author and his family used their life savings to buy a dilapidated zoo, replete with 200 exotic animals facing destruction, in the English countryside.

Cameron Crowe and Aline Brosh McKenna wrote the script.