Devil’s Knot Casting Announced…

Colin Firth has joined Reese Witherspoon in Atom Egoyan-directed drama about the West Memphis 3, Devil’s Knot.
The actor will play Ron Lax, a private investigator who was the first pro bono supporter of the defendents as they headed to trial in 1993. Lax built one of the most prominent private investigative firms in the Southeast, and offered his services for free to the defendants, who at the time were reviled because of the heinous nature of the crime and the sensationalized reports about devil worship and ritualistic sacrifice. All of that was later proven to be unfounded, after Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley were convicted despite not a shred of physical evidence. The detective was an unsung hero and helped find the DNA in the knots that bound one of the victims, that cast suspicion on Terry Hobbs, the stepfather of Steven Branch, one of the 8-year old murdered boys.
Reese Witherspoon will play Pam Hobbs, the mother of Branch. She initially believed the trio murdered her son, is eventually persuaded that the three suspects are innocent and wrongly accused.
The script is based on investigative reporter Mara Leveritt‘s 2003 book Devil’s Knot: The True Story of the West Memphis Three. The book is an in-depth chronicle of the trials that sent the three to prison for the murder of the three 8-year old boys who were found hog-tied in a drainage ditch.
The project begins filming next summer in Louisiana.
Devil’s Knot comes to theaters in 2013 and stars Reese Witherspoon, Colin Firth. The film is directed by Atom Egoyan.

2 Comments

  1. After reading about this case I can see why the profilers are looking for a Vietnam vet. Some man with an LSD addiction comes on the scene, the scene is near a truck stop (home of the serial killer), hairs are found tied in a knot (not long after OJs debut of DNA and prior to the first bombing in the Bible Belt), occultism takes center stage, and now there’s talk of a human bite mark. Guess they are planning on shaking down the doctors in that area now.

    At least traffic will pick up for the Arkansas Highway patrol as they jet through the state going from Mo. to LA, and Okla to Tenn. The show must go on and all those lies must continue if we are to believe that Spanish occultist are taking the nation by storm and Hollywood will prevail with the real truth-real tears-and more homegrown coffin flies to teach the world how to become One…unilaterally. One scam at a time.

    • what in the hell are you talking about here? You have not got all your facts straight….better read it again…AND watch the TRILOGY… Paradise Lost…wow!


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