"Reason For Living: The Jill Ireland Story" is a biographical true-story movie based on the life of actress Jill Ireland and her husband Charles Bronson. The movie debuted in May 1991 on NBC. The drama is based on Jill Ireland's autobiographical memoir "Life Lines". It is directed by Michael Ray Rhodes and stars Lance Henriksen, Neill Barry and Jill Clayburgh, according to the New York Times.
"Reason For Living: The Jill Ireland Story" synopsis/plot
The movie follows the life of actress Jill Ireland as she battles breast cancer while at the same time trying to help her adopted son with his drug issues, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Jill Ireland was asked to star in the movie based on her life. The real events occurred during the 1980's. The former British dancer wrote about her battle with cancer in her memoir in 1989.
She also wrote about her son Jason who died in 1989 from heroine addiction. Charles Bronson was opposed to making the movie based on her life. Two suits were filed to stop the making of the movie, but the movie proceeded despite efforts to stop it.