Deadline reports that actress Scarlett Johansson is in final talks to star in We Bought a Zoo.

We reported earlier this week that Scarlett Johansson was in contention for the role along with Amy Adams, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Rachel McAdams. Matt Damon has already signed onto star in the movie, which is based on the memoir by Benjamin Mee.

The plot will center on a family which buys an old, run-down zoo with their life savings and their journey to fix up the facility, which houses over 200 animals. Benjamin Mee's book recounts the challenges his family faced in turning this zoo around, while he's also taking care of his wife, who is dying from brain cancer.

Cameron Crowe will direct the movie from a script that he rewrote from Aline Brosh McKenna's initial adaptation. It wasn't clear when the movie would start production.