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Mira Nair to direct Richard Gere

Gere will star opposite Hilary Swank in the film, which is based on the life story of the famed aviator Amelia Earhart.

india Updated: Apr 17, 2008 13:51 IST

Mira Nair is set to direct Richard Gere in Avalon Pictures' Amelia Earhart biopic.

Gere is starring opposite Hilary Swank in the film, which 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 deadly location, despite vastly 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.

Antoine Fuqua will direct from a screenplay by Michael Martin. Don Cheadle and Ethan Hawke are among other stars in the film.

Basil Iwanyk and Mary Viola are producing.