Reese Witherspoon Signs on for 'Devil's Knot'
Reese Witherspoon is attached to star in Devil’s Knot, a movie about the case of the West Memphis Three.
The drama centers around the brutal 1993 Arkansas murder of three 8-year-old boys who were found in a wooded area known as Robin Hood Hills.
Jessie Misskelley Jr., Jason Baldwin, and Damien Baldwin were convicted of the crimes and served 18 years in prison before they were released in August.
Reese “will play Pam Hobbs, the mother of one of the victims [who] originally believed that Echols, Baldwin and Misskelley murdered her son, but as the case dragged on and more details became available, she came to believe that the trio did not commit the heinous crime,” Variety reports.
Atom Egoyan is set to direct the flick, which is based on investigative reporter Mara Leveritt‘s 2003 book “Devil’s Knot: The True Story of the West Memphis Three.”