Rockwell unjustly jailed in Omega's 'Waters'


Sam Rockwell has joined Hilary Swank in "Betty Anne Waters," a legal drama that Tony Goldwyn is directing for Omega Entertainment.

Minnie Driver also has a role in the movie, which is being financed by Omega and sold at the European Film Market.

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. Rockwell plays the brother.

Richard LaGravenese wrote the most recent draft. Pamela Gray penned the original script.

Andrew Sugerman, Andrew Karsch and Goldwyn are producing, and Swank is exec producing. The movie shoots this month.

Rockwell will play villain Justin Hammer in "Iron Man 2," which shoots in the spring. The actor, repped by Gersh and Andy Freedman Management, is onscreen in "Frost/Nixon." (partialdiff)