We brought you the trailer for Conviction a while ago, along with confirmation that Hilary Swank would play a mother who puts herself through law school in order to defend her brother, who she believes to have been wrongly accused. Coming Soon flesh out the synopsis as follows:-

The film is the inspirational true story of a sister’s unwavering devotion to her brother. When Betty Anne Waters’ (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 (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.
Coming Soon have also grabbed a video clip from Fox Searchlight of director Tony Goldwyn (who starred in Kuffs, Ghost and The Last Samurai but has only really directed TV up until now) and the real life Betty Anne Waters, discussing the casting of Hilary Swank and how she engaged wholeheartedly with the role. You can catch it below.

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