We can't emphasize enough how please we are that such wonderful talents are getting involved in this very important story that must be told!
To recap - back in December, Reese Witherspoon signed on to star in Atom Egoyan's Devil's Knot, which follows the story of the West Memphis 3.
Reese will be playing the role of Pam Hobbs, the mother of one of the murder victims who is eventually persuaded that the 3 were wrongly accused.
Now, we've learned that Colin Firth has signed on to the film as well, and he'll be playing Ron Lax, "a private investigator who was the first pro bono supporter of the defendants as they headed to trial in 1993."
The film is based on investigative reporter Mara Leveritt's 2003 book entitled Devil's Knot: The True Story of the West Memphis Three, which has been described as follows:
"…An in-depth chronicle of the sensationalized 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."
As we said before, we're very curious to see how this film turns out. We'll be sure to follow this one closely.
What do U think? Are U pleased with the casting choices in this West Memphis 3 film so far???
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Tags: atom egoyan, colin firth, devils knot, mara leveritt, murder, pam hobbs, reese witherspoon, ron lax, west memphis three, wrongly accused