FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LAKESHORE RECORDS TO RELEASE ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK FOR EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES
Inspirational Drama Features Original Music By Andrea Guerra
(January 12, 2010- Los Angeles, CA) – Lakeshore Records will release the original soundtrack for the inspirational drama Extraordinary Measures, available digitally (iTunes and Amazon Digital) on January 19th and in stores on February 2, 2010. Andrea Guerra (Nine, Hotel Rwanda) composed the original music.
Andrea Guerra was born in October 1961 in the northern Italian town of Santarcangelo di Romagna. After studying composition and arrangement under maestro Ettore Ballotta, he moved to Rome where he began his career composing music for nature documentaries. He soon turned his hand to film music, writing his first score for the 1990 movie Viaggio d'Amore starring Omar Sharif and Lea Massari.
Since then, Guerra has written more than 70 scores and worked with a host of directors from his native Italy and abroad including Rob Marshall, Terry George, Griffin Dunne, Zhang Yuan, Gabriele Muccino, Ferzan Ozpetek, Marco Bechis, Giuseppe Bertolucci and Pepe Danquart. His credits include The Accidental Husband, The Pursuit of Happyness, and Hotel Rwanda, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe® Award and a Grammy®.
Extraordinary Measures marks the first time Guerra has worked with director Tom Vaughan. “Even though it was the first time we'd worked together, there was an immediate rapport which made it simple to find the right kind of musical themes for the film,” said Vaughan. “And I must say, it was also a really fun experience, playing around with ideas on the piano at Tom's house, his music-mad dog howling away in the background...”
Extraordinary Measures is inspired by the true story of John Crowley, a man who defied conventional wisdom and great odds, and risked his family's future to pursue a cure for his children's life threatening disease. From his working class roots, John Crowley (Brendan Fraser) has finally begun to taste success in corporate America. Supported by his beautiful wife Aileen (Keri Russell) and their three children, John is on the fast track. But just as his career is taking off, Crowley walks away from it all when his two youngest children, Megan and Patrick, are diagnosed with a fatal disease. With Aileen by his side, harnessing all of his skill and determination, Crowley teams up with a brilliant, but unappreciated and unconventional scientist, Dr. Robert Stonehill (Harrison Ford).
Together they form a bio-tech company focused on developing a life-saving drug. One driven to prove himself and his theories, the other by a chance to save his children, this unlikely alliance eventually develops into mutual respect as they battle the medical and business establishments in a fight against the system – and time. But, at the last minute, when it appears that a solution has been found, the relationship between the two men faces a final test - the outcome of which will affect the fate of John's children.
CBS Films presents Extraordinary Measures, in theaters on January 22, 2010. Extraordinary Measures original soundtrack on Lakeshore Records will be available via iTunes and Amazon Digital on January 19th and in stores on February 2, 2010.
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