Hilary Swank headed back to Oscar territory?

Hilary Swank (P.S. I Love You) will play the titular role in Betty Anne Waters from director Tony Goldwyn (The Last Kiss). Written by Pamela Gray (Music Of The Heart), based on a true story, the film tells of a high school dropout single mom determined to successfully complete law studies in order to protect her younger brother, wrongfully convicted of murder.

Many speculate this is an attempt to garner the acclaimed yet another award-winning role, after her recent, more commercial attempts were critically panned. In any case Swank will next be seen late next year in the Amelia Earhart biopic Amelia, from director Mira Nair (The Namesake). Amelia Earhart, a noted airplane pilot, is mostly famous for being the first female to fly solo across the Atlantic. She also has a couple of romantic comedies in the pipeline.