Tony Goldwyn’s “Conviction” Trailer

This film was originally titled “Betty Anne Waters” but I guess Fox Searchlight decided to steer away from the “a person’s name” film title route. Hilary Swank is hit or miss, but when she’s good she’s really good (hence the two Oscars). Sam Rockwell is one of the most under-rated actors working in Hollywood today. I still think he should have gotten an Oscar nom for Moon last year. Maybe this will be his golden ticket.

Trailer and synopsis after the cut.

Official synopsis:

Conviction is the true story of a devoted sister and her multiple attempts to free her brother from a life prison sentence. Betty Anne Waters’ (Swank) older brother Kenny (Rockwell) is arrested for murder and sentenced to life in 1983, Betty Anne, a Massachusetts wife and mother of two, dedicates her life to overturning the murder conviction. Convinced that her brother is innocent, Betty Anne puts herself through high school, college and, finally, law school in an 18 year quest to free Kenny.

With the help of best friend Abra Rice (Minnie Driver), Betty Anne pours through suspicious evidence mounted by small town cop Nancy Taylor (Melissa Leo), meticulously retracing the steps that led to Kenny’s arrest. Belief in her brother – and her quest for the truth – pushes Betty Anne and her team to uncover the facts and utilize DNA evidence with the hope of exonerating Kenny.

The film also stars Juliette Lewis and Peter Gallagher and is set for an October 15th release date.

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Posted on June 17, 2010, in Trailers and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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