McGregor Joining Fox Searchlight’s Amelia

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Ewan McGregor will co-star in the Amelia Earhart biopic Amelia for Fox Searchlight, reports Variety.

Hilary Swank, Richard Gere and Virginia Madsen have already boarded the project, which Mira Nair is directing.

The story centers on the legendary aviatrix (Swank) and chronicles her rise to fame, marriage to publisher George Putnam (Gere) and passionate affair with Gene Vidal (McGregor), father of author Gore Vidal. Ronald Bass wrote the screenplay.

The film, which is being produced by Ted Waitt, Lydia Dean Pilcher and Kevin Hyman, is shooting in Toronto. Don Carmody, Bass and Swank executive produce.

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