American Aviatrix Amelia Earhart Gets Biopic

Amelia Earhart, the American aviatrix and first woman to receive the Distinguished Flying Cross medal, disappeared after she stopped radio transmitting on July 2, 1937 during her attempted flight around the world. Now she's getting a movie.

Featuring Hilary Swank as Amelia and Richard Gere as her husband George Putnam, Amelia promises to relive the glory days of the daring aviatrix' life up until the night she disappeared. Amelia flies into theaters on October 23, 2009.