Some pretty cool news for “The Riches” star Minnie Driver. According to THR she has joined Hilary Swank in the upcoming legal drama directed by Tony Goldwyn, called Betty Anne Waters.
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, challenging the conviction with DNA evidence. Richard LaGravenese wrote the most recent draft; Pamela Gray penned the original script.
Driver will apparently play Swanks wild-party friend from law school who helps her with her brother’s case.
How cool is this? I love Swank and Driver. I personally can’t wait to see them on screen together. What do you think?