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Hilary Swank Set To Play Amelia Earhart

Written by: Tony Lazlo, CC2K Staff Writer

ImageSource: Variety

It's great casting: Hilary Swank will play famed aviator Amelia Earhart in the upcoming biopic Amelia.

Screenwriter Ron Bass based his script on Susan Butler's book East to the Dawn, Mary Lovell's The Sound of the Wings and Elgin Long's Amelia Earhart: The Mystery Solved.

Mira Nair will direct.

The movie will focus on Earhart's formative years, including her daring nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean.


Author: Tony Lazlo, CC2K Staff Writer

Robert J. Peterson is a writer and web developer living in Los Angeles. A Tennessee native, he graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. He’s written for newspapers and websites all over the country, including the Marin Independent Journal, the Telluride Daily Planet,, Offscreen, and He co-hosts the podcasts Make It So and Hiram’s Lodge. He’s appeared as a pop-culture guru on the web talk shows Comics on Comics, The Fanbase Press Week In Review, Collider Heroes, ScreenJunkies TV Fights, and Fandom Planet. He’s the founder of California Coldblood Books.

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