Brendan Fraser joins Harrison Ford’s medical drama ‘Crowley’

Brendan Fraser has signed on to play the title role in Harrison Ford drama Crowley.

Based on a true story, the film will focus on John and Aileen Crowley, whose two children suffered from a fatal neuromuscular disorder. Instead of giving up hope, John discovered a maverick scientist, Robert Stonehill (Ford), with a potential cure for the disease.

Tom Vaughan is attached to direct Crowley, with Ford serving as executive producer.

Robert Nelson Jacobs adapted the script from Geeta Anand’s book The Cure, which she expanded from her Wall Street Journal profile of Stonehill.