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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.