Christopher Eccleston by Dean Hendler/NBC Photo
Christopher Eccleston ( Heroes, Doctor Who) has been tapped to be Hilary Swank's copilot in Amelia, Fox Searchlight's Amelia Earhart biopic.

According to Variety Eccleston, who recently nabbed the role of the villain Destro in the upcoming G.I. Joe, 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.

Richard Gere, Ewan McGregor and Virginia Madsen are also already on board for the flick. - Adam Bryant