McGregor Joins Amelia Biopic

Ewan McGregor has signed on to co-star in the Mira Nair-directed Amelia Earhart biopic “Amelia” for Fox Searchlight says Variety.

The story centers on the legendary aviatrix (Hilary Swank) and chronicles her rise to fame, marriage to publisher George Putnam (Richard Gere) and passionate affair with Gene Vidal (Ewan McGregor), father of author Gore Vidal.

Ronald Bass penned the screenplay and Virginia Madsen also stars. McGregor will shoot his role shortly in Toronto before he begins work on Ron Howard’s “Da Vinci Code” follow-up “Angels and Demons” in early June.