The AV Club (via The Playlist) has revealed that Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi is scoring Cameron Crowe’s upcoming comedy drama We Bought a Zoo. The film is based on Benjamin Mee’s memoir and revolves around a widowed father who buys a dilapidated zoo in hopes of making a fresh start. He and his children, along with a small but loyal staff, work to get the zoo reopened. The film is starring Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Elle Fanning, Angus Macfadyen and Thomas Hayden Church. Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada, Morning Glory) is adapting Mee’s memoir for the screen and Julie Torn (Unstoppable, Red Riding Hood) is producing. The movie marks the first major scoring assignment for Jónsi Birgisson. The music of  Sigur Rós has previously been featured in numerous movies, including Crowe’s Vanilla Sky and Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours. Crowe’s previous three features (Almost Famous, Vanilla Sky, Elizabethtown) have been scored by Nancy Wilson. We Bought a Zoo is set to be released on December 23, 2011 by 20th Century Fox.