Eccleston Joins Earhart Biopic

Former “Doctor Who” star Christopher Eccleston (“Elizabeth,” TV’s “Heroes”) has joined the Mira Nair-directed Amelia Earhart biopic for Avalon Pictures and Fox Searchlight says Variety.

Eccleston will play navigator Fred Noonan who flew with Earhart (Hilary Swank) when her plane disappeared over the Pacific during an attempt to circumnavigate the globe in 1937.

Richard Gere, Ewan McGregor, Virginia Madsen and Mia Wasikowska also star.