Production started this week in Ann Arbor, Mich., on the pic, produced by Omega Entertainment.
Tony Goldwyn directs from Pamela Gray’s screenplay, which includes a rewrite from Richard LaGravenese. Andy Karsch, Andrew Sugarman and Goldwyn are producing.
“Betty Ann Waters” centers on an unemployed single mother who saw her brother begin serving a life sentence in 1983 for murder and robbery. Convinced that he was innocent, she earned a law degree and challenged the conviction with DNA evidence, resulting in her brother being freed in 2001.
Swank’s playing the title character while Leo portrays the only woman officer at a local police station who’s trying to pin the murder on him.