Associated Press | December 10, 2008
ANN ARBOR -- Two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank ("Million Dollar Baby" and "Boys Don't Cry") will star in the latest Hollywood movie to be filmed in Michigan, an independent feature using several locations in Ann Arbor as stand-ins for a Massachusetts town.
Filming is to begin in mid-January on "Betty Ann Waters," based on the true story of a single mother who put herself through law school to exonerate her brother of a murder conviction. The 34-year-old Swank plays the title role.
Producer Andrew Sugerman says the film will feature a local house and likely will include several locations on the University of Michigan campus. He says the producers chose Michigan largely because of the generous tax breaks the state offers to filmmakers.