has signed up to join Hilary Swank
in the much-delayed Amelia Earhart biopic. Aussie director Philip Noyce quit the project at Christmas, due to ongoing filming delays and has been replaced by Mira Nair
Now, with Gere on board, the flying film, titled Amelia
, will take off later this month, when shooting begins in Canada and South Africa.
Two-time Oscar winner Swank will play the fabled aviator and Gere will portray her publisher husband George Putnam.
-Richard Gere Pictures
-Hilary Swank Pictures
(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)