FIRST LOOK: Poster for Hilary Swank's Amelia
08/12/2009 AT 09:25 AM EDT
Swank is dramatically posed in front of a plane with only the wings and propellers visible beyond her profile. The film follows Earhart's journey from unknown amateur aviator to America's sweetheart and finally to her world-renowned mission around the world and disappearance in 1937.
Also starring in film: Richard Gere, who plays Earhart's husband, George P. Putnam, and Ewan McGregor, who is Earhart's friend and lover, Gene Vidal.
Amelia, directed by Mira Nair, hits theaters Oct. 23.
– Marla Lehner