Sam Rockwell has joined Hilary Swank in the legal drama “Betty Anne Waters” for Omega Entertainment says The Hollywood Reporter.
The film is based on the true story of Waters (Swank), an unemployed single mother who saw her brother convicted for a murder-robbery in 1983 and sentenced to life in prison.
Convinced of his innocence, she spent the next decade earning a law degree and working on her brother’s case. Rockwell plays the brother, while Minnie Driver also has a role in the movie.
Tony Goldwyn is directing. Richard LaGravenese wrote the most recent draft, based on Pamela Gray’s original script.
Andrew Sugerman, Andrew Karsch and Goldwyn are producing. Filming kicks off this month.