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Posts Tagged ‘Cameron Crowe’

Book & Documentary Projects Round-Up

Bibliophiles and film fanatics can look forward to a plethora of book-and-documentary projects. Simon & Schuster announced that rock artist Pearl Jam has signed a deal with them; the illustrated self-portrait, Pearl Jam Twenty, will be released in September.

Here’s more from the press release: “Published and in celebration of Pearl Jam’s twentieth anniversary and in conjunction with Cameron Crowe‘s definitive documentary film and soundtrack of the same name, Pearl Jam Twenty is an aesthetically stunning and definitive chronicle of their two decades as a band.”

The video embedded above features the trailer for HBO’s Bobby Fischer Against The World. We reported earlier on the books Bobby Fischer and Living in the Material World: George Harrison; the accompanying films will be available later this year.

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Matt Damon to Star in Adaptation of ‘We Bought a Zoo’ Memoir

Matt Damon will play U.K. writer Benjamin Mee in an adaptation of the book, We Bought a Zoo: The Amazing True Story of a Young Family, a Broken Down Zoo, and the 200 Wild Animals That Change Their Lives Forever.

An article in Variety had more: “Damon has signed on for the lead role in the pic about a struggling single father who moves his family to an estate that turns out to be a zoo.”

Aline Brosh McKenna wrote the script. Mee worked as a journalist The Guardian and wrote the humor column, “Do It Yourself.” A collection of his articles were compiled in the book, The Call of DIY: A Toolkit of Practical Wisdom.