By eug | iW NOW February 4, 2010 at 4:51AM
Fox Searchlight has acquired North American and select international rights to Tony Goldwyn's "Betty Anne Waters," starring Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell, Melissa Leo, Minnie Driver, Juliette Lewis and Peter Gallagher. Produced by Andrew Sugerman, Andrew S. Karsch and Tony Goldwyn, the film is set for a release this fall. It is based on the true story of the title character, described as, "a high school dropout who spent nearly two decades working as a single mother while putting herself through law school," aiming to overturn her brother's unjust murder conviction. CAA brokered the deal with Searchlight, on behalf of Omega Entertainment.