Fox Searchlight brings us an amazing new trailer today CONVICTION the true story of Betty Anne Waters (Hilary Swank) battle to free her Brother Kenny (Sam Rockwell) from Prison when he was wrongly convicted of Murder in 1983.
For some reason true stories always seem to work well with me and whoever cut this trailer together did an excellent job, funnily enough once again the theme song to the movie “The Island” pops up! Seems like its the song of choice for any drama movie these days. As I said in a previous post it has for sure been the week for movies with sensational casts, this one includes Hilary Swank (Million Dollar Baby), Sam Rockwell (Moon), Minnie Driver (Grosse Pointe Blank), Peter Gallagher(TV’s The O.C.) and lastly Juliette Lewis (Natural Born Killers).
CONVICTION is the inspirational true story of a sister’s unwavering devotion to her brother. When Betty Anne Waters’ (two-time Academy® Award winner Hilary Swank) older brother Kenny (Sam 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 (Academy Award nominee Minnie Driver), Betty Anne pours through suspicious evidence mounted by small town cop Nancy Taylor (Academy Award nominee 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.
Unfortunately there is no Australian Release Date as yet! But our American friends get to catch it on the 15th October.