Madsen Boards Amelia Earhart Biopic

Virginia Madsen has signed on to co-star in the Amelia Earhart biopic Amelia for Avalon Pictures and Fox Searchlight, reports Variety.

Hilary Swank and Richard Gere have already been cast in the Mira Nair-directed film, which chronicles the rocky relationship between the famed aviator (Swank) and publisher-promoter George Putnam (Gere), whom Earhart eventually married.

Madsen will play Dorothy Binney, Putnam’s first wife.

Ron Bass wrote the screenplay. Shooting starts later this month in Canada and South Africa. Kevin Hyman, Ted Waitt and Lydia Dean Pilcher are producing. Swank and Bass are executive producing.


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