Loren Dean has signed on for the indie drama Betty Anne Waters, directed by Tony Goldwyn (The Last Kiss).

According to The Hollywood Reporter, he will play Rick Miller, the resentful husband of the crusading title character (Hilary Swank), who is fighting to get her convicted brother exonerated.

Sam Rockwell, Minnie Driver, Melissa Leo, Clea DuVall and Juliette Lewis are also in the cast of the Omega Entertainment project.

The story follows a working-class single mother whose brother is imprisoned for murder. To prove his innoncence, she earns a law degree and ultimately uses DNA evidence to get him released from jail in 2001, after 18 years.

Richard LaGravenese wrote the most recent draft, based on Pamela Gray's original script.

Production is currently underway in Ann Arbor, Michigan.