(ANI): Hollywood actress Hilary Swank's high-flying dreams were
dashed when Amelia's insurance company didn't let her fly alone.
The 35-year-old actress plays iconic aviator Amelia Earhart in the
new film Amelia directed by Mira Nair.
"I had about 19 hours of flying under my belt, but the insurance
policy on the movie was never going to allow me do that (fly
solo)," Contactmusic quoted her as saying. "But I definitely want
to see that through," she added.
The film was earlier to be helmed by Phil Noyce of Catch A
Fire fame, but he later dropped out. Besides being an aviation
pioneer, Earhart was also known as an author and women's rights
advocate. She disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean near
Howland Island during an attempt to make a circumnavigational
flight of the globe in 1937.