Christopher Eccleston Joins Amelia

Christopher Eccleston will share the cockpit with Hilary Swank in Amelia, the Mira Nair-directed Amelia Earhart biopic for Avalon Pictures and Fox Searchlight, says Variety.

Eccleston (upcoming G.I. Joe, “Heroes”) will play Earhart’s navigator, Fred Noonan.

Noonan flew with Earhart when her plane disappeared over the Pacific during an attempt to circumnavigate the globe in 1937.

He joins a cast that also includes Richard Gere, Ewan McGregor, Virginia Madsen and Mia Wasikowska.