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January 11, 2010
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Paula Watkins, Principal, 502/459-3088
St. Francis of Assisi Fourth-Grader is in Soon-To-Be-Released Film
(Louisville, KY) Sam Hall, a St. Francis of Assisi School (1938 Alfresco Place) fourth-grader, has a role in the soon-to-be-released film, “Extraordinary Measures.” Sam plays the role of John Jr., the eldest son of John Crowley, played by Brendan Fraser (The Mummy, George of the Jungle, Encino Man).
“Extraordinary Measures” stars Harrison Ford, Brendan Fraser and Keri Russell. Brendan Fraser plays John Crowley, a biotechnology executive whose two youngest children are afflicted with Pompe disease, a rare, genetic and often fatal disease. Along with his wife, Aileen, (Keri Russell) Crowley raises money for research scientist Robert Stonehill (Harrison Ford) and forms a company to develop a drug to save his children’s lives. The movie is set to be released on January 22, 2010.
Sam was chosen for the film after a nationwide search. He plays the only child of the Crowleys who did not inherit the genetic disease. He was gone for half of the last school year filming the movie in Portland, Oregon, and attended school on set with a studio teacher.
According to St. Francis principal Paula Watkins, “Sam is a very talented and humble young man, and we are very proud of him.”
This is Sam’s first feature film. He was seen this summer on the Nickelodeon network in a commercial for General Mills’ Trix Swirls, where he had the honor of saying one of the most famous lines in advertising: “Silly Rabbit, Trix are for kids.”
Sam is the son of Mark and Beth Hall. He has two sisters. Madeleine (9) attends St. Francis of Assisi School and is also a featured extra in the film. His younger sister, Kate Hall (4) attends Keneseth Israel Preschool.
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