Image Entertainment has acquired Worldview Entertainment’s crime thriller DEVIL’S KNOT, which is based on the tragic true-life tale of the West Memphis Three. Directed by Atom Egoyan (The Sweet Hereafter), the film stars Academy Award winners Colin Firth (The King’s Speech) and Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line) as well as Academy Award nominee Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone), Golden Globe nominee Mireille Enos (“The Killing”) and Stephen Moyer (HBO’s “True Blood”).
Based on the true crime book, Devil’s Knot: The True Story of the West Memphis Three by Mara Leveritt, DEVIL’S KNOT tells the compelling story of...
three teenagers accused of the brutal 1993 murder of three 8-year old boys in Memphis, Ark. - two of them sentenced to life imprisonment and one to death. The film explores the lives of deeply misunderstood outsiders, their families and communities, and their darkest fantasies. The conviction of the West Memphis Three - Damien Echols, Jesse Misskelley, Jr., and Jason Baldwin - riled the American justice system, shocked a tightly knit religious town and outraged the nation.
DEVIL’S KNOT was written by Paul Harris Boardman and SINISTER director Scott Derrickson and produced by Boardman, Elizabeth Fowler, Richard Saperstein, Clark Peterson and Christopher Woodrow of Worldview Entertainment.
DEVIL’S KNOT is scheduled for a Q2 2014 release.