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April 16, 2008 at 04:00 AM EDT

(FROM VARIETY) ? Richard Gere will star opposite Hilary Swank in the Amelia Earhart biopic Amelia. The movie will tell the story of how the aviation legend’s famous trans-Atlantic flight came to be and will also chronicle her rocky relationship with her husband, publisher George Putnam (Gere). Earhart went missing over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 during a solo trans-global flight attempt and was declared dead in 1939. Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding) is directing the biopic from a screenplay penned by Ron Bass (Entrapment).

Gere has also just joined Don Cheadle and Ethan Hawke in Brooklyn’s Finest, a drama about three unconnected Brooklyn cops who all wind up at the same deadly location despite their different career paths. One cop has gone undercover to crack drug gangs; another has engaged in graft and corruption; while another has played by the rules and put in his time on the force up until his retirement. Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) is directing. Gere is currently shooting Hachiko with director Lasse Halstrom (The Hoax). (Variety)

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