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