News sources are reporting today that actress Hillary Swank will play the sister of exoneree Kenneth Waters in a major upcoming film. When Kenneth Waters was convicted in 1983 of a Massachusetts murder he didn’t commit, his sister, Betty Anne Waters, dedicated her life to proving her innocence. She put herself through law school and worked on his appeals. By the time she contacted the Innocence Project to cooperate on Waters’ case, she had already located biological evidence from Waters’ case and was working to have it subjected to DNA testing.
Waters was exonerated in 2001 after serving more than 17 years in prison. Sadly, he died six months after his release in a tragic accident.
Tony Goldwyn is expected to direct the film.
Hillary Swank is Betty Anne Waters