An ex-con, defending a reformed paedophile from an angry mob – begins to doubt the man’s innocence.
We need to understand the ex-con’s motive.
I wonder if it would be worth, rather than a reformed paedophile, make him a wrongly accused paedophile. Through the events in the film, we can discover that he was actually let off on a technicality or something and the ex-con discovers that perhaps he did do it after all.
I’m seeing an “Assault on Precinct 13” type film.
I think you’re right to drop the sister love story. Whilst it’s interesting, I don’t think it’s the A-story.
Can you put this into a more conventional format. Inciting incident, protagonist and goal?