Hollywood star Hilary Swank is set to star in and produce the film adaption of ‘Speed Girl’ the book about Janet Guthrie, the first woman to compete in the Indianapolis 500 in 1977 by Stephen Talty.

Guthrie, an aerospace engineer became the first woman to compete in the Indianapolis 500 at the age of 39 and went on to finish in the top ten during her time competing at the Indianapolis 500.

No release date has been given for the project.

 

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