Devil's Knot

(2014)

Based on the true crime book, Devil's Knot: The True Story of the West Memphis Three by Mara Leveritt, Devil's Knot tells the compelling story of three teenagers accused of the brutal 1993 murder of three 8-year old boys in Memphis, Ark. - two of them sentenced to life imprisonment and one to death. The film explores the lives of deeply misunderstood outsiders, their families and communities, and their darkest fantasies. The conviction of the West Memphis Three - Damien Echols, Jesse Misskelley, Jr., and Jason Baldwin - riled the American justice system, shocked a tightly knit religious town and outraged the nation.

‘Devil's Knot’ Featurette: Making the West Memphis 3 | EXCLUSIVE

‘Devil's Knot’ Featurette: Making the West Memphis 3 | EXCLUSIVE

Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth star in Devil's Knot, a gripping film based on the true story of the murder of three young boys in West Memphis, Ark. And the murder trial that shocked the nation. On DVD and Blu-ray this week, we have a new behind-the-scenes featurette that delves into the making of this real world drama.

Atom Egoyan's haunting true mystery about who killed three children in a small town. The police identify three teens, aka the West Memphis Three, as committing the murders during a satanic ritual but the truth may be scarier as a mother and investigator suspect all is not as it appears.

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‘Devil's Knot’ Blu-ray and DVD Arrive June 10th

‘Devil's Knot’ Blu-ray and DVD Arrive June 10th

Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment brand, brings you Devil's Knot, available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download on June 10, 2014. Based on the true story of the West Memphis Three, the film is directed by Academy Award Nominated Director Atom Egoyan (The Sweet Hereafter) and stars Academy Award Winners Colin Firth (The King's Speech) and Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line) as well as Academy Award Nominee Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone), Golden Globe Nominee Mireille Enos (AMC's The Killing) and Stephen Moyer (HBO's True Blood).

May 5, 1993. West Memphis, Arkansas. Three young boys playing in the nearby woods never come home for dinner. In the rush to find and convict the killers, police focus on a trio of teenagers suspected of devil worship. As the mother of one of the murdered boys (Witherspoon) tries to come to grips with this unspeakable tragedy, she is desperate to believe that the killers have been found and will be brought to justice. It is only when an investigator (Firth) reveals that the evidence doesn't all add up, that the community is forced to face the reality that the true killer might still be out there.

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West Memphis Three Thriller 'Devil's Knot' Gets New Trailer

West Memphis Three Thriller 'Devil's Knot' Gets New Trailer

Image Entertainment has released the second trailer for the upcoming true story adaptation Devil's Knot, following the trailer released in November by the film's Canadian distributor, Remstar Films. Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth star in this adaptation of Mara Leveritt's book which chronicles the true story of the infamous West Memphis Three murder case, where three young men - Damien Wayne Echols, Jessie Miskelly, and Jason Baldwin were wrongfully convicted of murdering three eight-year-old boys in Memphis, Arkansas. Dane DeHaan, Mireille Enos, Kevin Durand and Amy Ryan co-star in director Atom Egoyan's adaptation, arriving in theaters May 9 from Image Entertainment.

Based on the true crime book, Devil's Knot: The True Story of the West Memphis Three by Mara Leveritt, Devil's Knot tells the compelling story of three teenagers accused of the brutal 1993 murder of three 8-year old boys in Memphis, Ark. - two of them sentenced to life imprisonment and one to death. The film explores the lives of deeply misunderstood outsiders, their families and communities, and their darkest fantasies. The conviction of the West Memphis Three - Damien Wayne Echols, Jessie Miskelly, and Jason Baldwin - riled the American justice system, shocked a tightly knit religious town and outraged the nation.

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‘Devil's Knot’ Trailer

‘Devil's Knot’ Trailer

Remstar Films, the Canadian distributor for Devil's Knot has released the first trailer for this upcoming drama, based on the true story of the West Memphis Three case that polarized a nation. Director Atom Egoyan's adaptation of Mara Leveritt's true crime book Devil's Knot: The True Story of the West Memphis Three was acquired for a 2014 domestic release by Image Entertainment. The film debuts on January 24 in Canada, although a U.S. release date has not been given. In addition, we also have the first poster featuring stars Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth.

Devil's Knot was released May 9th, 2014.

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‘Devil's Knot’ Gets 2014 Release Date from Image Entertainment

‘Devil's Knot’ Gets 2014 Release Date from Image Entertainment

Based on the true crime book, Devil's Knot: The True Story of the West Memphis Three by Mara Leveritt, Devil's Knot tells the compelling story of three teenagers accused of the brutal 1993 murder of three 8-year old boys in Memphis, Ark. - two of them sentenced to life imprisonment and one to death. The film explores the lives of deeply misunderstood outsiders, their families and communities, and their darkest fantasies. The conviction of the West Memphis Three - Damien Wayne Echols, Jessie Miskelly, and Jason Baldwin - riled the American justice system, shocked a tightly knit religious town and outraged the nation.

Devil's Knot was written by Paul Harris Boardman and Scott Derrickson and produced by Boardman, Elizabeth Fowler, Richard Saperstein, Clark Peterson and Christopher Woodrow of Worldview Entertainment.

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‘Devil's Knot’ Begins Production in Atlanta, Georgia

Atom Egoyan's Devil's Knot, starring Colin Firth and Reese Witherspoon, commenced principal photography in Atlanta, GA. Elizabeth Fowler, Richard Saperstein and Clark Peterson are producing alongside Worldview Entertainment's CEO, Christopher Plummer. Devil's Knot is based on a screenplay by Scott Derrickson and Paul Harris Boardman, who is also producing. Worldview's Molly Conners, Sarah Johnson Redlich, Maria Cestone and Hoyt David Morgan will executive produce alongside actual defendants Jason Baldwin and Jessie Miskelly, Devil's Knot is a Fowler-Saperstein-Peterson Production. The Weinstein Company is handling international sales and CAA is handling North American rights.

The West Memphis Three biopic is based on the 2002 bestselling book by investigative journalist Mara Leveritt about the savage murders of three young children that sparked a controversial trial of three teenagers accused of killing the kids as part of a satanic ritual. The trial made headlines again recently when the defendants were released in August of 2011, due to new evidence uncovered by the defense, after 18 years in prison.

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‘Devil's Knot’ Adds Stephen Moyer

The ‘True Blood’ star will play John Fogleman, who prosecutes the West Memphis 3 in director Atom Egoyan's upcoming drama.

Colin Firth Joins West Memphis 3 Drama ‘Devil's Knot’

The actor joins Reese Witherspoon in the story based on the West Memphis 3 documentaries.