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FIRST LOOK: Poster for Hilary Swank's Amelia

FIRST LOOK: Poster for Hilary Swank's Amelia
Hilary Swank in Amelia
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08/12/2009 AT 09:25 AM EDT

Hilary Swank stars as one of aviation's most beloved and inspiring figures, Amelia Earhart, in Amelia – and has a first look at the highly-anticipated film's official poster.

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

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