In 2006, journalist Benjamin Mee, who was best known for his do-it-yourself columns in U.K.'s The Guardian, purchased the Dartmoor Zoological Park in Dartmoor, England. He eventually turned his tale into the non-fiction 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, adapted for the silver screen as We Bought a Zoo. This enthralling drama arrives on Blu-ray and DVD April 3.
I recently had the chance to speak with author Benjamin Mee over the phone about turning his true tale into a Hollywood movie. Here's what he had to say below.
I read that your actual purchase of the Dartmoor park took a lot longer to complete than in the movie. Can you »
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