Mira Nair has recently signed on join Hilary Swank in the mysterious biopic Amelia. According to Moviehole, Phil Noyce was previously signed on to direct the film, but dropped out just before Christmas.

Swank will portray Amelia Earhart, a famous American aviation pioneer, author and women's rights advocate who disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean. Earhart caused a media frenzy when she vanished near Howland Island during her 1937 attempt to circumnavigate the globe.

No word on when production for Amelia is scheduled to start.