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Hilary Swank to Play Amelia Earhart

Good news in three parts: Amelia Earhart, Hilary Swank and Mira Nair
It's been rumored for a long time but now we finally have confirmation that an Amelia Earhart biopic will move forward, with Mira Nair named as director and Hilary Swank playing the famous courageous aviator.

The story itself.
Interestingly, the film will focus on the formative years in Earhart's career, rather than her mysterious disappearance. Variety writes, "George Putnam, a publisher and publicist, was engaged by society denizen Amy Guest to set up a daring nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean. When Guest was talked out of trying to become the first woman to make the trip, she dispatched Putnam to find a female pilot, and to turn the flight into a media event."

I can't wait.
Amelia Earhart's life is completely fascinating to me, and while I know Swank has fallen out of favor in recent years, I think she's wise to return to meatier stuff than, say, P.S. I Love You. And Mira Nair is a beautiful director, from Monsoon Wedding to Vanity Fair to last year's gorgeous film The Namesake she has consistently produced visually stunning work.

Do you think the Nair-Swank duo will do Earhart's story justice?

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MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
Great choice! I think her acting personality is a good match with what Amelia would have probably been like.
Jinx Jinx 9 years
I think this should be good, and I think Hilary is a good choice. Shes a good actress, and a strong woman. I'm pleased about it focusing on her life, kind of like the Aviator did with Hughes, I will be watching!
AKirstin AKirstin 9 years
I'm glad it will focus on her life instead of her disappearance. I would like to know who she was as a person.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
well i am gonna have to skip this biopic, unless i am itching to see a horse play a legend.
Nitachequita Nitachequita 9 years
Like amers230, I'm not a Hilary Swank fan, but I'm totally on board for this casting.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
Hilary is a good fit for this role. Good choice.
i-am-awesomeness i-am-awesomeness 9 years
I think that the disappearance would be more interesting but I think Hilary Swank would be a good fit for Amelia. She received high acclaim in Boys Don't Cry(?) and Million Dollar Baby. She can def. play a strong woman.
nikkih nikkih 9 years
Hilary's a great choice for this role. :)
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
Hilary Swank is perfect for that role!
mrskrismendoza mrskrismendoza 9 years
Doesn't sound like a good movie imo.
JennaV JennaV 9 years
very interesting
emalove emalove 9 years
I think she's perfect for that role.
x_juicyfruit x_juicyfruit 9 years
I think this will be great.
Lucy-Ingham Lucy-Ingham 9 years
SO excited! Hope itll be really steampunky
chickpilot chickpilot 9 years
being a pilot myself, I think its a great choice. I can't wait to see it
hexentanz hexentanz 9 years
her teeth get on my nerves bigtime. :/
Fab84 Fab84 9 years
Great casting choice. I cant wait to see this :)
amers230 amers230 9 years
i'm not a hilary swank fan at all, but this actually sounds like the perfect casting choice. def. looks good!!!
AKirstin AKirstin 9 years
Looks good! I will be very interested in seeing it.
Merlin713 Merlin713 9 years
This better be good.
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
That'll be interesting. I like Mira Nair's work.
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