Fresh off the success of "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," Harrison Ford is ready to do his next project for CBS.
No, Ford isn't turning his attentions to the small screen. The actor is set to star in "Crowley," a drama set up at CBS Films with Tom Vaughan ("What Happens in Vegas") in negotiations to direct.
The project is based on Geeta Anand's "The Cure," which focuses on John and Aileen Crowley, whose two children have a rare genetic disorder. Ford would play the maverick researcher who comes to their assistance.
In addition to starring, Ford will also executive produce, with Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher producing.
"Real people are the best kind of movie heroes," Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher say in a statement. "We have had great success with true stories that have an uplifting message. The Crowleys story is both entertaining and true. Using humor, warmth, and drama, it shows that people with courage can make a difference."
Robert Nelson Jacobs wrote the script.
CBS Films is hoping to have the project shooting as soon as possible as the company's first feature.
Prior to returning to the well for his latest stint as Indiana Jones, Ford had most recently been seen in "Firewall" and "Hollywood Homicide." He's part of the ensemble for "Crossing Over," a border drama set for release later this year.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times