Minnie Driver Joins Hilary Swank for Legal Drama 'Betty Anne Waters'

Hilary SwankIt's rare to see a film with one strong female role, let alone two, so this sounds kind of promising. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Minnie Driver is joining Hilary Swank for Tony Goldwyn's legal drama "Betty Anne Waters."

The movie is based on the true story of Ms. Waters, an unemployed single mother who saw her brother convicted and sentenced to life in prison for murder-robbery. Determined to prove his innocence, she spent the next decade earning a law degree and working her brothers case, challenging his conviction with DNA evidence.

She was successful, and saw her brother freed in 2001, but continues to work to help free others who suffered wrongful convictions.

Swank will play Waters, and Driver will play Abra, a law school friend with a wild past, who helps her solve her brother's case. Swank's favorite screenwriter, Richard LaGravenese (responsible for her "Freedom Writers" and "P.S. I Love You"), just completed a rewrite of the script. The film begins shooting next month for Omega Entertainment.

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