Fox Searchlight is on fire today — they’ve been lighting up the Reject HQ red phone. First, they sent us details on the highly anticipated release Gentlemen Broncos, and now we’ve got a first look at the poster for another upcoming film, Amelia, starring Hilary Swank as Amelia Earhart. Not much to say here, except that it has a sense of longing — as if Amelia Earhart knows what is ahead of her. I don’t want to spoil anything, but I think we all know what’s coming for her. And if I were her and I knew how this movie ends, I’d be sad too.
The film’s details are below, courtesy of Fox Searchlight, followed by the poster.
Directed by: Mira Nair
Written by: Ronald Bass
Produced by: Ted Waitt, Lydia Dean Pilcher and Kevin Hyman
Cast: Hilary Swank, Richard Gere, Ewan McGregor, Christopher Eccleston
Visionary. Lover. Dreamer. Fighter. Legend. Icon. AMELIA.
An extraordinary life of adventure, celebrity and continuing mystery comes to light in AMELIA, a vast, thrilling account of legendary aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart (two time Academy Award® winner Hilary Swank).
After becoming the first woman to fly across the Atlantic, Amelia was thrust into a new role as America’s sweetheart – the legendary “goddess of light,” known for her bold, larger-than-life charisma. Yet, even with her global fame solidified, her belief in flirting with danger and standing up as her own, outspoken woman never changed. She was an inspiration to people everywhere, from First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt (Cherry Jones) to the men closest to her heart: her husband, promoter and publishing magnate George P. Putnam (Golden Globe® winner Richard Gere), and her long time friend and lover, pilot Gene Vidal (Ewan McGregor). In the summer of 1937, Amelia set off on her most daunting mission yet: a solo flight around the world that she and George both anxiously foresaw as destined, whatever the outcome, to become one of the most talked-about journeys in history.
AMELIA is directed by Mira Nair (THE NAMESAKE, VANITY FAIR, MONSOON WEDDING) from a screenplay by Academy Award® winner Ron Bass (RAIN MAN) and Anna Hamilton Phelan. The film is produced by Ted Waitt, Kevin Hyman and Lydia Dean Pilcher with Ron Bass and Hilary Swank serving as executive producers and Don Carmody as co-producer. AMELIA opens Friday, October 23, 2009.