That was quick!
Johnny Depp and his partner Christi Dembrowski and their Infinitum Nihil production company just nabbed the rights to an upcoming memoir about the West Memphis Three… which is being written by one of the Three himself — Damien Echols!
It's still soon-to-be-published and still as-yet-untitled, but it reveals Echols' experiences on death row after his wrongful conviction and subsequent wrongful 18-year imprisonment for the 1993 murder of three eight-year-old boys in West Memphis, Arkansas. In other words, it's ripe and ready for the film treatment for sure! Plus, Depp has been eyeing the story for years!
The book is aiming for a September publish date, so we'll have to wait on that, plus a script to be written, all before any production can start.
We wonder who they'll cast!
Plus with Depp behind the production wheel… we know it's going to be a special movie.
We're ready for more news about it! Ha!
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