John and Aileen Crowley had two children with the rare Pompe Disease. The ailment attacks the child's physiology with a vengeance until most are dead by the age of eight.
The Crowleys refused to accept that assessment for their children.
As chronicled in Extraordinary Measures, John (played with perfect power by Brendan Fraser -- his video interview premieres on SheKnows January 22) and Dr Stonehill take the Ford character's theory of a cure and bring it to life.
Ford found deep inspiration in the Crowley's story and was compelled to attach his name to the film as producer and star, immediately upon hearing their struggle.
Extraordinary Measures is the premiere motion picture from the newly-formed CBS Films. Ford speaks to the weight of that assignment as producer of Extraordinary Measures and also admits how the task was made easier for the entire production when the entire Crowley visited the set.
My moments with Ford, on a side note, were a professional and personal milestone. His career is littered with films that have inspired this reporter to pursue a life bringing the entertainment world to millions. From the obvious -- Star Wars, the Indiana Jones series and the Oscar-winning The Fugitive -- but also Ford's flawless performances in Frantic, American Grafitti, Working Girl and Air Force One, when it comes to Hollywood royalty, there is no one more regal than Harrison Ford.
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