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Betty Anne Waters
Directed by Tony Goldwyn
Produced by Andrew Sugerman
Andrew Karsch
Tony Goldwyn
Written by Pamela Gray
Richard LaGravenese
Starring Hilary Swank
Sam Rockwell
Minnie Driver
Drew Barrymore
Editing by Jay Cassidy
Release date(s) Fall 2010
Country  United States
Language English

Betty Anne Waters is an upcoming 2010 drama film directed by Tony Goldwyn. It stars Hilary Swank in the title role.



The film is based on the true story of an unemployed single mother (Swank) who puts herself through law school at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island in order to represent her brother (played by Sam Rockwell) who has been wrongfully convicted for murder.[1] She eventually challenged the conviction with DNA evidence, resulting in her brother being freed.[2]


  • Hilary Swank plays Betty Anne Waters, an unemployed single mother who spends a decade earning a law degree so she could represent her brother in court.[1]
  • Sam Rockwell plays her brother, whom she believes is innocent of the crime he was imprisoned for.[3]
  • Minnie Driver[3] plays Abra, Betty Anne's friend from law school who helps her with the case.[4]
  • Melissa Leo[3] plays a cop who’s trying to pin the murder on the brother.[2]
  • Loren Dean plays Rick Miller, Betty Anne's resentful ex-husband.[3]
  • Jennifer G. Roberts plays Massachusetts Attorney General, Martha Coakley
  • Clea DuVall[3]
  • Juliette Lewis[3]
  • Bailee Madison plays the younger Betty Anne Waters
  • J David Moeller plays Betty's Grandpa (Ben Davenport) when she was a child.
  • Jordan Muratsuchi plays a 90s law student
  • Mallory Avis plays another Law Student.
  • The Electric Playground plays and recorded as the Bar Band


Production began in February 2009 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.[3][2] Period correct squad cars were provided by Preston Koning.

The script was written by Pamela Gray with a rewrite by Richard LaGravenese.[3]


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