Colin Firth joins Reese Witherspoon in the West Memphis 3 film The Devil’s Knot

Colin Firth

If you don’t know anything about the “West Memphis 3” and you sit down to read about it, it’s hard not to be taken aback by what happened to the boys that were wrongly accused of murder.  But if you’ve been following the story for a while and especially if you’ve been exposed to any number of the documentaries that are out there, then you’re probably sick of the story by now.  But Hollywood is banking on the notion that either you’re not sick of it or you don’t know anything about it because they’re moving full steam ahead with the film THE DEVIL’S KNOT.

Instead of focusing on the courtroom drama or the grisly details, the film will focus on the lives in the community that were impacted by the murder and ensuing controversies.  Colin Firth will be playing private investigator Ron Lax, who actually found key pieces of evidence and worked pro bono for the three suspects.  This will mark a reunion of sorts for Firth and director Atom Egoyan, who previously worked together on WHERE THE TRUTH LIES.  The film has been in the works for a while and should start shooting this summer.

Source: Deadline

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

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