October 17, 2009 06:28:02 GMT
Here are another look at Hilary Swank as the legendary aviatrix and enigmatic symbol of the American free spirit, Amelia Earhart.
More sneak peeks into the forthcoming biopic "Amelia" have been shared in the form of an international trailer and three clips. The brand new trailer is put out in the film's official site, while the clips are found at Comcast. All of them present a closer look at Hilary Swank as legendary aviatrix Amelia Earhart.
During an "Amelia" event held at Essex County airport in Fairfield, N.J. on Friday, October 16, the Academy Award-winning actress talked about her experience learning to fly a plane. "I'm not a big sweater, but I would find after a two-hour flight lesson, I would land and my back would be drenched just from the concentration," she recalled as quoted by OK! Magazine.
"Learning how to fly was so euphoric because it was like I was learning how to ride a bike," she continued. "It was a first. It takes all of your senses. You're completely immersed. It's dangerous, it's adventurous, it's all of the things that I love. I love to learn, and it was exciting to learn something new that really was challenging. I didn't realize all the calculations that go into flying. It seemed like I was back in calculus."
"Amelia" is a dramatized biographical film about Amelia Earhart. Based on a script written by Ronald Bass, it chronicles the rise to fame of this American aviation pioneer, author and women's rights advocate who disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean during an attempt to make a circumnavigational flight of the globe in 1937. It also details her rocky relationship with her husband George P. Putnam.
Directed by Mira Nair who has helmed "Vanity Fair", this feature film is supported by Richard Gere as George P. Putnam, Ewan McGregor as Gene Vidal, Virginia Madsen as Putnam's first wife, Dorothy Binney, and Christopher Eccleston as Earhart's navigator, Fred Noonan. Fox Searchlight will distribute it in the U.S. on October 23.