Madsen Joins Amelia Earhart Biopic

Virginia Madsen has signed on to co-star in the Amelia Earhart biopic “Amelia” for Avalon Pictures and Fox Searchlight says Variety.

Hilary Swank and Richard Gere have already been cast in the Mira Nair-helmed project, which chronicles the rocky relationship between the famed aviator (Swank) and publisher-promoter George Putnam (Gere), whom Earhart eventually married.

Madsen will play Dorothy Binney, Putnam’s first wife. Ron Bass penned the screenplay and shooting starts later this month in Canada and South Africa.