"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.