Christopher Eccleston by Dean Hendler/NBC Photo
) has been tapped to be
, Fox Searchlight's Amelia Earhart biopic.
Eccleston, who recently nabbed the role of the villain Destro in the upcoming
, will play Earhart's navigator Fred Noonan, the havigator who flew with her on the plane that disappeared during the 1937 attempt to circumnavigate the globe.
are also already on board for the flick. -