Reese Witherspoon Joins ‘Devil's Knot’

The actress will play the mother of a West Memphis 3 murder victim, who starts to question whether the imprisoned trio are guilty of the crime.
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Reese Witherspoon joins Devil's Knot Actress Reese Witherspoon has joined the cast of Devil's Knot for director Atom Egoyan.

Reese Witherspoon will play Pam Hobbs, the mother of a West Memphis 3 murder victim, who initially believes the trio committed the crime, but eventually is persuaded that they are innocent. The West Memphis 3 - Damien Wayne Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Miskelly - were exonerated from the 1993 murders in August, after spending nearly two decades in prison.

Atom Egoyan is directing from a screenplay by Paul Harris Boardman and Scott Derrickson, which is adapted from Mara Leveritt's 2003 non-fiction book.

The project is seeking independent financing, with production slated to begin this coming summer.


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