Tom Petty’s ‘Don’t Come Around Here No More’ Used in Trailers for Cameron Crowe’s ‘We Bought a Zoo’
When it comes to the music in his movies, director Cameron Crowe is very particular about his selections. Anything less would be out of character from the former Rolling Stone writer and the maker of 1992's 'Singles' and 2000's 'Almost Famous.'
A common theme in some of Crowe's films has been music by Tom Petty. That trend continues with a pair of trailers for 'We Bought a Zoo,' which includes a taste of Petty's 'Don't Come Around Here No More.'
Based on a true story, 'We Bought a Zoo' stars Matt Damon as a single father of two in search of, as he puts it, a "new everything."
"I shall try to start over," Damon says in the film's trailers over the familiar psychedelic sitar that defines 'Don't Come Around Here No More,' a hit for Petty and the Heartbreakers' 1985 'Southern Accents' album.
Damon's character gets his wish — and gets in way over his head — when he assumes control of a property that comes with more than 40 different animal species. Scarlett Johannson also stars in the movie, which is expected in theaters by the end of the year.
Crowe, whose previous directorial project was the Pearl Jam documentary 'Pearl Jam 20,' last had a non-doc film hit the big screen in 2005. That movie, the romantic dramedy 'Elizabethtown,' included Petty's 'Learning to Fly' from the 1991 album 'Into the Great Wide Open,' and 'It'll All Work Out' from 1987's 'Let Me Up (I've Had Enough)'.
Crowe also had a Petty song in 'Jerry Maguire,' with star Tom Cruise singing along to 'Free Fallin' during one scene.
Watch a Trailer for Cameron Crowe's 'We Bought a Zoo'