“Extraordinary Measures,” a movie based on the life of New Jerseyan John Crowley, is set to open in theaters on January 22, 2010. Crowley came close to entering the race for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination in 2008, and is considered a possible candidate against incumbent Robert Menendez in 2012. The movie stars Brendan Fraser (as Crowley), Harrison Ford and Keri Russell.
Crowley, 41, was a Bristol-Myers Squibb executive twelve years ago when he found out his 15-month-old daughter and four-month-old son had a rare and fatal neuromuscular disease. He wound up leaving to head up a series of biotech firms and has raised a reported $200 million for research of genetic diseases.