October 23rd 2009
  • Drama/Historical,
  • PG,
  • 111 min,
  • Fox Searchlight
  • Cast: Hilary Swank, Richard Gere, Ewan McGregor, Virginia Madsen, Christopher Eccleston, Mia Wasikowska, Joe Anderson, Aaron Abrams, Dylan Roberts, Marina Stone, William Cuddy, Duane Murray, Gord Rand, James Byron, Mark Caven, Scott Anderson, Ryann Shane, Corrine Koslo, Jeffrey Knight, James Arnold
  • Director: Mira Nair
  • Writers: Ronald Bass, Anna Hamilton Phelan
  • Producers: Lydia Dean Pilcher, Kevin Hyman, Ted Waitt
  • Co Producer: Don Carmody
  • Executive Producers: Ronald Bass, Hilary Swank
  • Art Directions: Nigel Churcher, Jonathan Hely-Hutchinson
  • Casting: Avy Kaufman
  • Costume Design: Kasia Walicka-Maimone
  • D.O.P.: Stuart Dryburgh
  • Editor: Allyson C. Johnson
  • Makeup: Jordan Samuel
  • Music: Gabriel Yared
  • Production Design: Stephanie Carroll
  • Set Decoration: Gordon Sim


An extraordinary life of adventure, celebrity and continuing mystery comes to light in "Amelia," a vast, thrilling account of legendary aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart (two time Academy Award® winner Hilary Swank).

After becoming the first woman to fly across the Atlantic, Amelia was thrust into a new role as America's sweetheart - the legendary "goddess of light," known for her bold, larger-than-life charisma. Yet, even with her global fame solidified, her belief in flirting with danger and standing up as her own, outspoken woman never changed.

She was an inspiration to people everywhere, from First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt (Cherry Jones) to the men closest to her heart: her husband, promoter and publishing magnate George P. Putnam (Golden Globe® winner Richard Gere), and her long time friend and lover, pilot Gene Vidal (Ewan McGregor).

In the summer of 1937, Amelia set off on her most daunting mission yet: a solo flight around the world that she and George both anxiously foresaw as destined, whatever the outcome, to become one of the most talked-about journeys in history.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: Hawaii, USA; Nova Scotia, Canada; Toronto, Canada; South Africa
  • MPAA Warning: Some sensuality, language, thematic elements and smoking
  • Production Companies: AE Electra Productions, Avalon Pictures, Fox Searchlight Pictures
  • Production Schedule: 14 April 2008 - 13 June 2008

Featured Articles


- Bass wrote the script using several books on Earhart as sources including Susan Butler's book East to the Dawn, Mary Lovell's The Sound of the Wings and Elgin Long's Amelia Earhart: The Mystery Solved.

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 13 November 2009: UK
  • 3 December 2009: Australia
  • 23 December 2009: Italy
  • \7 January 2010: Germany
  • 14 January 2010: Netherlands, Russia
  • 20 January 2010: France
  • 3 March 2010: Belgium
  • 18 March 2010: Argentina
  • 26 March 2010: Brazil