Amelia (2009). Biographical film of the life of Amelia Earhart. Cast: Hilary Swank, Richard Gere, Christopher Eccleston and Ewan McGregor. Director: Mira Nair based on a script written by Ronald Bass. The screenplay was largely based on sources: East to the Dawn by Susan Butler and The Sound of Wings by Mary S. Lovell. So far, the film has received negative reviews.