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The Pulse of Entertainment: Academy Award Winning Harrison Ford Is All About Telling the Story in 20th Century Studios' The Call of the Wild  

By Eunice Moseley


(February 18, 2020) - "It's about the story. The telling of the story," said Academy Award winning Harrison Ford (Star Wars) about taking the role of John Thornton in the 20th Century Studio's presentation of The Call of the Wild - arriving in theatres February 21, 2020.

The Call of the Wild story began in 1903 when Jack London published the novel "The Call of the Wild" about the journey of a big-hearted dog named Buck, uprooted from his home in Los Angeles to be sold to work as a sled-dog in the Yukon during the Klondike Gold Rush. Bucks journey takes him through the meeting of different types of people - some loving and some not - before he finds the courage and heart to take control of his own life. This adaptation is a 20th Century Fox film under the new brand of 20th Century Studios, renamed to recognize the acquisition of 20th Century Fox by Disney.

Oscar nominated Harrison Ford (Indiana Jones) plays John Thornton, a mourning father who decides to go on an adventure with a dog named Buck. Harrison Ford's acting has help brand mass appeal to both the Stars Wars and Indiana Jones franchises. Now, sharing the starring role with an animated dog, Ford says this role suits him just find.

"I read the book in high school. It was a required reading. I was pleased to read it at the time, but it didn't stick," Harrison admitted. "We took some liberties. We constructed a story to see the journey of Buck finding his destiny and Thornton resolving his issues."

Ford is to executive produce Annapurna's drama series "The Staircase" and will reprise his role in the fifth presentation of Indiana Jones in 2021. His recent projects include voice-over in The Secret Life of Pets 2, and starring in Blade Runner 2049 with Ryan Gosling and as Han Solo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

"I had dogs all my life. They gave me comfort and pleasure," Ford said when questioned about playing beside a dog. "The generated computer graphic, I think, is a major achievement. We had an actor/gymnast play the part of Buck (while filming)." 

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