Watch: Hilary Swank & Sam Rockwell in the Conviction Trailer
by Alex Billington
June 17, 2010
Now this is a film I haven't actually heard of before today, but it looks good. Apple has debuted the official trailer for Tony Goldwyn's Conviction, a new Fox Searchlight dramatic legal thriller, based on a true story, starring Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell. It looks like a very intense drama about, well, how screwed up and corrupt our legal system can be, as Swank tries to free her wrongfully imprisoned brother. I don't know if Swank or Rockwell may be awards contenders for this, but it's definitely a possibility. It looks pretty good, a little heavy-handed, but I'll probably catch it in the fall. Take a look below and let us know what you think?
Watch the official trailer for Tony Goldwyn's Conviction:
You can also watch the trailer for Conviction in High Definition on Apple
A working mom puts herself through law school in an effort to represent her brother, who was wrongfully convicted of murder and has exhausted his chances of appealing his conviction through public defenders.
Conviction is directed by actor/filmmaker Tony Goldwyn, who previously directed the films The Last Kiss, Someone Like You, and A Walk on the Moon, as well as numerous TV shows. The screenplay was written by Pamela Gray of A Walk on the Moon and Music of the Heart previously. It's based on the inspirational true story of Betty Anne Waters. Fox Searchlight is bringing Conviction to theaters on October 15th this year.
Rockwell looks like Jesse James.
Ming on Jun 17, 2010
Yeah I'm in. Swank and Rockwell are two of my favorite actors.
Xerxex on Jun 17, 2010
Looks a good one, lots of stuff in that trailer though, lots.
Crapola on Jun 17, 2010
#1 yes he does
ocp on Jun 17, 2010
Rockwell one of my very favorite actors lately, I'm in.
MikeL on Jun 17, 2010
Just had a look at the link... UPDATE: Sam Rockwell's character fell off a wall two years later, went into a coma and died... Swanks character now training for Messiah status to raise him from dead....
Stan on Jun 17, 2010
Just had a look at the link... UPDATE: Sam Rockwell's character fell off a wall six months later, went into a coma and died... Swanks character now training for Messiah status to raise him from dead....
Stan on Jun 17, 2010
Sad to read that the real Kenneth Waters died just six month after being released from prison, due to a freak accident. If this film does anything, I hope it inspires people to believe in themselves and realise that as long as they put their minds to it, they can accomplish anything. Will definitely be seeing this one. RIP Kenneth Waters.
Cisco on Jun 17, 2010
Gheese! He died six months after he was released from prison! What is that? Karma? God? Luck? Talk about emotional roller-coaster straight from hell! Rockwell has been excellent in his last few films, I wouldn't mind checking this one out.
M. Sri on Jun 17, 2010
doesn't telling us he died count as a spoiler, guys? i know it's widely available information, but it's not common knowledge like the Titanic sinking. nonetheless, great Oscar fodder, and i'm dying to see Rockwell get some respect for his talent. this looks like it might fit the bill!
seanathan on Jun 18, 2010
WOW! That looks incredible! Can you say Oscar(s)!?
KB on Jun 18, 2010
Def some heavy hitters in this one. I'm hopin it's not just a bunch of sappy drama. I like Swank and I love Rockwell. The supporting cast looks great. I've seen this before though if any of you remember Hurricane.
Eli on Jun 18, 2010
I hope Rockwell gets his first Oscar nomination for this one (which he should have had and won with Moon)!
Robbie on Jun 18, 2010
HAHA Avatar Trailer Music!! expect to hear it more often. But yeah movie looks good.
rblitz7 on Jun 18, 2010
i agree but i would have to have to watch the full movie to say if swank get her oscar hatrick but from what i see now yea i smell an oscar or at least thats what im hoping
alan on Jun 18, 2010
^^^ The only way to tell if Swank wins a hatrick is to see if Annette Bening is in any oscar fodder film being released this year and gets nominated. That woman is Swank's rabbit's foot and whipping post. Oh ... and not only do I agree about Rockwell.... I gotta say Juliette Lewis looks like she's back in top form.
Duane on Jun 18, 2010
That's one heckuva cast! EVERYBODY is the movie is an A-list actor. Nice to see Minnie and Juliette back! Sam Rockwell well, ROCKS !!!
kitano0 on Jun 18, 2010
#13 I agree with you whole heartedly. Im still bitter about his lack of oscar for that movie!
CrutchyMagoo on Jun 19, 2010
Looks good. Shall be seeing this. Rockwell is a freaking champ!!!
Conrad on Jun 19, 2010
looks really good but it also reminds me off the movie - THE HURRICANE - but this looks better
bo bo on Jun 19, 2010
yeah. the hurricane hit a wall somewhere after they first visited him in prison.
Eli on Jun 22, 2010
Wow, that actually looks really good, despite the cheesy voiceover. I am a big fan of Sam Rockwell. I will definitely have to check this out when it comes out
JKnaak on Jun 22, 2010
Big Oscar Bait! I think this movie has a definite chance of giving Hilary Swank a 3rd Oscar, Sam Rockwell at least a much needed nod and Best Picture nod.
Tom on Aug 19, 2010
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