MGM picked up The Zookeeper in a bidding war, paying $2 million against $3 million for the comedy script written by Jay Scherick and David Ronn.

According to Variety, Walt Becker (Wild Hogs) is attached to direct and produce with producing partner Jennifer Eatz.

The film centers on a lonely zookeeper who decides to leave his job because he can't meet a girl, and then the animals in his care intervene.

No production date has been set.