Hilary Swank’s BETTY ANNE WATERS Gets Picked up by Fox Searchlight

     February 3, 2010

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Hilary Swank is in a new movie.  And now it has a distributor in Fox Searchlight.  Betty Anne Waters stars the two-time Oscar winner along with a strong ensemble including the always awesome Sam Rockwell and Juliette Lewis.  Waters is the true story of a woman that spends ten years trying to prove the innocence of her brother, who incidentally was convicted of murder.  In the process of being the best sister ever, she gets a law degree and *spoiler alert* gets her brother off the hook.

Fox Searchlight has six total Oscar nods this year.  With Betty Anne Waters being an indie biopic about a strong-willed woman fighting for a just cause that stars Hilary Swank, I think it may actually win all of next year’s Oscars.  Then again, that was the thinking about Amelia and that didn’t really pan out, so it could go either way. [Variety]

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