Hollywood superstar Harrison Ford who stars in Extraordinary Measures, adapted from Indian author Geeta Anand's book The Cure, said that he was attracted to its theme of 'personal courage'.
Ford was planning to collaborate on a project with producers Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher and Carla Santos Shamberg and when he read Anand's book The Cure: How a Father Raised $100 Million and Bucked the Medical Establishment in a Quest to Save His Children, he was captivated by the story of John Crowley and his family.
The book, based on an article that Anand wrote in the Journal, is about a man who helps fund the research to cure a rare disease in a bid to save his own children.
Ford suggested the idea to Shamberg and Sher, whose production credits include films like Along Came Polly, Erin Brockovich and Pulp Fiction.
"I thought Geeta's book had something to say about personal courage, initiative, parents' love, and the power to overcome extraordinarily difficult circumstances," Ford said in a statement.
"If we could wrestle this into the shape of a movie, we would be bringing a story to the screen which would enrich people's lives," said the actor, who plays a scientist, Dr Robert Stonehill in the movie directed by Tom Vaughn of What Happens in Vegas fame.