Release date: Friday October 23, 2009
Director: Mira Nair
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox
Screenplay: Ronald Bass
Producer(s): Kevin Hyman, Lydia Dean Pilcher, Ted Waitt
Cast: Hilary Swank, Richard Gere, Ewan McGregor, Christopher Eccleston
Official Site: ameliaearhart.com
Rating: PG some sensuality, language, thematic elements and smoking
Available film art: Amelia movie posters
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.