Production begins on Devil's Knot starring Colin Firth and Reese Witherspoon
The West Memphis Three have been the subject of several books and documentaries, most recently WEST OF MEMPHIS produced by Peter Jackson. Joe Berlinger directed the trilogy of PARADISE LOST documentaries. Dozens of celebrities made the case a popular one in the media. The story is perfect for Hollywood to tell, and now they will.
DEVIL'S KNOT, based on the book by Mara Leveritt, has begun production in Atlanta under the direction of Atom Egoyan (THE SWEET HEREAFTER). The cast includes Reese Witherspoon, Colin Firth, Mireille Enos, Alessandro Nivola, Stephen Moyer, Amy Ryan, and Bruce Greenwood.
Plot: DEVIL'S KNOT recounts the savage murders of three young children that sparked a controversial trial of three teenagers accused of killing the kids as part of a satanic ritual. The trial made headlines again recently when the defendants were released in August of 2011, due to new evidence uncovered by the defense, after 18 years in prison.
Check out the PARADISE LOST films and judge for yourself. With a cast like this, the movie is bound to make headlines when it is released. A few images from the set have made their way online and feature a less than glamorous Reese Witherspoon.