Brendan Fraser will star opposite Harrison Ford in drama The Untitled Crowley Project for CBS Films, the first production to go for the new division when shooting commences in April.

Fraser will play John Crowley, the father who recruited the services of a maverick scientist to solve a mystery that could save his family. Ford plays the reluctant scientist.

Tom Vaughan, whose credits include Starter For 10 and What Happens In Vegas, will direct from Robert Nelson Jacobs' screenplay and Double Features' Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher are producing with Carla Shamberg.

'Brendan has the unique ability to portray both strength and vulnerability, resulting in compassionate and compelling characters we've seen in such films as Gods And Monsters and Crash,' CBS Films president and CEO Amy Baer said. 'This makes him the perfect choice to bring this determined and loving father's story to the screen.'

CBS Films launched in 2007 with the aim of developing and producing four to six films a year spanning all genres and budgeted at up to $50m per film.