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McGregor is joining Earhart biopic

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McGregor - To play Gene Vidal

Ewan McGregor is to star opposite Hilary Swank in 'Amelia', the biopic of aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart.

Variety reports that McGregor will play Earhart's (Swank) lover Gene Vidal, father of author Gore Vidal.

Richard Gere will play Earhart's husband, the publisher George Putnam.

The film has begun shooting in Toronto.

McGregor can currently be seen on Irish cinema screens opposite Colin Farrell in 'Cassandra's Dream'. Read the review here.

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