Though he typically sticks to smaller roles and guest spots on television shows, John Michael Higgins is always fun to watch. Whether he is acting like an insane person, as he did in Yes Man, or acting like he has a stick up his ass, like he did on multiple episodes of Arrested Development, he is regularly able to elicit laughs from the audience. Lucky for us, Higgins has just been given a role in another movie, and it should be a good one.

THR reports that John Michael Higgins has been cast in Cameron Crowe's We Bought A Zoo, based on the memoir by Benjamin Mee. Filled with big names, Crowe's next film already stars Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Thomas Hayden Church, Angus Macfadyen, Patrick Fugit and Elle Fanning. In the story, Damon plays the author who decides to fulfill his dying wife's lifelong wish to owning a zoo on the English countryside. Higgins will play a zoo inspector who has "an active and loud stomach" and an axe to grind against Mee. The film is scheduled to begin shooting next week in Los Angeles.

It sounds like a role perfectly suited for Higgins - like Wayne Jarvis with a bad case of irritable bowel syndrome. The film is due out in late December this year and to read more about the film, head on over to our Blend Film Database.

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