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Colin Firth Joins Reese Witherspoon In West Memphis 3 Movie Devil's Knot!

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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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6 comments to “Colin Firth Joins Reese Witherspoon In West Memphis 3 Movie Devil's Knot!”



  1. 1

    She'll ruin it. She can't play the mother of a murder victim. YOu have to be able to act and have deep emotion to do that. Poor Colin Firth. They acted together a long time ago in The importance of Being Earnest. She was awful. Reese with a British accent is really really bad.



  2. 2

    cool! that should be a good one.



  3. 3

    Everything she touches turns to a pile of shit! She will not pull this off! How many films are they going to make about this? Leave it alone!



  4. 4

    Here are facts about the West Memphis Three case:

    Many people believe the WM3 were not innocent but guilty as charged and that they were the ones that committed the crime. They were found guilty by a unanimous jury the first time. They plead guilty instead of waiting for a trial the second time.

    Two of the new "witnesses" against Hobbs (the step father) are fourth-hand statements. They claim that Michael Hobbs told them something, which Michael Hobbs heard from his father, which he heard from someone else.

    The DNA found at the scene of the crime of the three murdered boys that was supposedly from Hobbs was from a hair that could have come from simple contact with one of the victims. The hair could have belonged to 1.5 percent of the population (or several million people).

    The evidence against Hobbs is very weak. The evidence and the many confessions against the WM3 is much stronger.



  5. 5

    Here are facts about the West Memphis Three case:

    Many people believe the WM3 were not innocent but guilty as charged and that they were the ones that committed the crime. They were found guilty by a unanimous jury the first time. They plead guilty instead of waiting for a trial the second time.

    Two of the new "witnesses" against Hobbs (the step father) are fourth-hand statements. They claim that Michael Hobbs told them something, which Michael Hobbs heard from his father, which he heard from someone else.

    The DNA found at the scene of the crime of the three murdered boys that was supposedly from Hobbs was from a hair that could have come from simple contact with one of the victims. The hair could have belonged to 1.5 percent of the population (or several million people).



  6. 6

    – Here are facts about the West Memphis Three case:

    Many people believe the WM3 were not innocent but guilty as charged and that they were the ones that committed the crime. They were found guilty by a unanimous jury the first time. They plead guilty instead of waiting for a trial the second time.

    Two of the new "witnesses" against Hobbs (the step father) are fourth-hand statements. They claim that Michael Hobbs told them something, which Michael Hobbs heard from his father, which he heard from someone else.