Brendan Fraser joins Harrison Ford in drama

Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:59am EST
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By Steven Zeitchik and Borys Kit

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Brendan Fraser will join Harrison Ford in a fact-based medical drama set for an early April start date.

The untitled project marks the first greenlit production for CBS Films, the feature arm of broadcaster CBS.

Fraser will play John Crowley, the father of two children who were diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder for which he's told there is no cure. Unbowed, he seeks out an experimental and sometimes irascible doctor (Ford) who works to find a way to save the children's lives. The roles of Fraser's wife and kids have not yet been cast.

Tom Vaughan ("What Happens in Vegas") is directing from an adaptation of Geeta Anand's book "The Cure."

Fraser starred in two box office hits last year, "Journey to the Center of the Earth" and "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor."

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

<p>Actor Brendan Fraser smiles during a photocall at the 5th edition of the Dubai International Film Festival December 15, 2008. REUTERS/Jumana El Heloueh</p>