Will Hilary Swank fly as Amelia Earhart?


Hilary Swank bailed from filming "Amelia," the story of famed aviatrix-gone-missing Amelia Earhart, long enough to do a fly-by at Donald Trump's Saturday night bash for his new Trump International Hotel and Tower in Dubai at a private estate in Beverly Hills.

Hilaryswankmarchesa_2 The film, due out next fall, is being directed by Mira Nair, and also stars Ewan McGregor, Virginia Madsen, Mia Wasikowska and Richard Gere as Amelia's husband.

Wearing a black strapless Marchesa gown, Hilary's definitely got the paler, shorter gamine locks down, much more like her early "Boys Don't Cry" style.

Will HIlary Swank do justice to the memory of one of the most courageous women in world flight history, who vanished in 1937 over the Pacific Ocean in an attempt to fly around the world?

I can't think of a more suitable actress than the two-time Oscar winner to play the tiny, tough as nails female pilot. I just hope it turns out better than her last period flicks, "Iron Jawed Angels" and "The Black Dahlia."

What do you think of Hilary's new look?

Photos: Hilary at the Donald's bash.
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