Sam Rockwell will star opposite Hilary Swank in the legal drama "Betty Anne Waters" according to 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 a role John C. Reilly was at one time linked, with Minnie Driver playing Waters' pal.
Tony Goldwyn calls action--while Richard Lagravenese wrote the most recent draft of Pamela Gray's initial screenplay.
Rockwell is a great fit here....And his casting took the the drama up a notch fir me.
Filming kicks off this month.