Official Trailer for Mira Nair's 'Amelia' Starring Hilary Swank

June 25, 2009
Source: Yahoo

Amelia Trailer

Fox Searchlight has just debuted the trailer for Mira Nair's Amelia, the biopic starring Hilary Swank as Amelia Earhart. In addition to Swank, this also stars Ewan McGregor, Richard Gere, Virginia Madsen, Joe Anderson, Christopher Eccleston, and Mia Wasikowska. I will admit that I think Amy Adams plays a much cuter Amelia Earhart (in Night at the Museum 2), but Swank plays a much more realistic one. This looks like a great biopic but not much more. I'm sure it'll still be a wonderful film, as Mira Nair is a talented filmmaker, but like with The Aviator, I don't expect to love it. Anyway, let us know what you think of this!

Watch the official trailer for Mira Nair's Amelia:

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You can also watch the trailer for Amelia in High Definition on Yahoo

Amelia is directed by Indian filmmaker Mira Nair, of Monsoon Wedding, Vanity Fair, and The Namesake previously. The screenplay was written by Oscar winning writer Ronald Bass, of a great amount of films including Rain Man, When a Man Loves a Woman, Dangerous Minds, Waiting to Exhale, My Best Friend's Wedding, What Dreams May Come, Entrapment, and Mozart and the Whale most recently. This is based on numerous biographies of Amelia Earhart written by authors Susan Butler, Mary Lovell, and Elgen Long. Fox Searchlight will finally be bringing Amelia to limited theaters starting on October 23rd this fall.

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Reader Feedback - 35 Comments


Looks solid. That about it.

Dylan on Jun 25, 2009


spoiler she doesnt make it.

real talk on Jun 25, 2009


Hell yeah a great biopic! And I on the other hand loved The Aviator! But not much more? What does that mean? A movie about a real life lady who challenged and showed everyone what she was capable of, captured the attention of the world and went down in history. Oh and on a sie note FS... thanks for ignoring my submission (again) to post something. Pretty much every other movie site posted The Pacific trailer but you wouldn't. Unbelieveable!!!

K on Jun 25, 2009


It's no Rocketeer, but it should be alright.

Antioch on Jun 25, 2009


This looks great very strong cast and lovely dialogue. Mira Nair never disappoints! I'm there.

dom on Jun 25, 2009


I agree, Amy is much cuter as Amelia

Vic on Jun 25, 2009


Hilary "Horse Face" Swank.... Richard "Rat Face" Gere.... = what nightmares are made of.

DoomCanoe on Jun 25, 2009


Love the music and I'll go see it for sure but I don't think this will do well.

janet on Jun 25, 2009


lol @ 2

lego on Jun 25, 2009


Yeah Amy is cuter, but have you see pictures of Amelia Earhart? Swank is perfect.

Nic on Jun 25, 2009


#2 - I love you. Dearly.

Mark on Jun 25, 2009


I agree with Nic, what are you wanting to watch? Why do people have to be cute? What a nonsense, Hilary Swank actually looks like her.

Crapola on Jun 25, 2009


What's the sequel? She fights aliens on the Bermuda Triangle? 😛

LW on Jun 25, 2009


They should have gotten Micheal Bay to direct it. I didn't see one explosion the whole time. This will obviously suck.

Squiggly on Jun 25, 2009


oscar for sure

Darrin on Jun 25, 2009


#2 lol!

Nick Sears on Jun 25, 2009


The song is a remix of John Murphy - Surface Of The Sun. From 00:25 to 00:50.

nem on Jun 25, 2009


You ever think that number 7 has both a horse and rat face? and makes up his own nightmares?

Oblong on Jun 25, 2009


looks really good, but everytime I look at Hillary I think she looks like Matt Damon in drag. it may sound mean, but I can't help it.

wm on Jun 25, 2009


Looks great. If anyone deserves a movie, Amelia Earhart certainly does. Especially considering she is an American Legend that all Elementary School kids learn about. Not a big fan of Gere, but Hillary Swank is a great actress. This trailer further proves that.

Brandon on Jun 25, 2009


You don't win 2 Oscars for being 'cute'. I think Hillary Swank is an outstanding actress and this will be a fantastic movie. @2 hahahahaha. naughty.

Barb on Jun 25, 2009


This looks like it will be good!

Yep on Jun 26, 2009


*cries* #18 YOU'RE SO RIGHT!!! by the way, do you have no arms and legs?

DoomCanoe on Jun 26, 2009


LOL @ 19 - yeah she does look like that at some angles... but she is an absolutley amazing actress.. Mira Nair is known for her sensitive potrayal of women in her movies... i think this will be phenomenal.. am not a big richard gere fan... but hoping he turns in a good performance. Hillary for her 3rd Trophy... i wanna see her on stage going hysterical.

viral on Jun 26, 2009


If Amy Adams played the part, I'd definitely go watch it, without my wife of course 🙂 Also, Christopher Eccleston is great. Best Dr. Who, great in Heroes.

Cody on Jun 26, 2009


The fact that this story couldn't possibly show her true outcome as factual due to no one being there is bad for anyone making a movie about her without falling into speculative territory.

Johnny Neat on Jun 26, 2009


# 23 dammit! I don't I type with my forehead!

Xerxex on Jun 26, 2009


i don't know about people but it think this has oscar contention written al over it for the director Gere and hillary

alan on Jun 26, 2009


ummm i wont c this i mean it looks good and all but my grandmother would love it more then me

quez on Jun 26, 2009


Amelia 2: This time it's personal.

Corey on Jun 27, 2009


why in every movie swank needs to prove that she is something else and people are always telling her different....a karate expert, a man, a boxer....the list goes on film students will now learn of a new screen writing theory...the swank theory put swank in a movie...tell her she cant be an uhhhhh an octopus=millions

nocsyn on Jun 28, 2009


I think Amy Adams was a better Amelia.

Maya T. on Jul 1, 2009


It is simply amazing to me that after reading down to the 32nd submission, I wouldn't even have any idea how to sum up Hilary Swank. Some of the submissions are right off the wall. Well.....just so happens that I had the upmost honour of being an principal extra in this movie working along side of Hilary Swank, and I will tell you that she is an absolutely awesome person, and a great actress.

Robert on Jul 22, 2009


I don't find hilary swank attractive, but as a film director I definitely think she is way better than amy adams for the role of Amelia. The film looks pretty good. Probably get several oscar nominations. and will definitely do well at the box office with women audiences.

T-Man on Aug 29, 2009


Plus Fox Searchlight has a good record of making good indie films. Its actually the only good thing associated with Fox.

T-Man on Aug 29, 2009

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