Mira Nair is set to direct Richard Gere [Images] and Hilary Swank [Images] in Avalon Pictures' Amelia Earhart biopic. The film revolves around the rocky relationship between the famed aviator and her husband, publisher George Putnam.
Ron Bass has penned the screenplay and production is slated to begin later this month in Toronto, Nova Scotia and South Africa, reports Variety.
Kevin Hyman, Ted Waitt and Lydia Dean Pilcher are producing while Swank and Bass are executive producing.
Gere has also signed up for Millennium Films' cop drama Brooklyn's Finest, which is based on three unconnected Brooklyn cops who wind up at the same location, despite different career paths. One has gone undercover to crack drug gangs, another has engaged in graft and corruption while the third one has played by the rules and put in his time on the force up until his retirement.
Don Cheadle and Ethan Hawke play the other two cops. Antoine Fuqua will direct from a screenplay by Michael Martin.