"Devil's Knot" will begin filming June 25, 2012 in Louisiana.
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Dimension Films and The Weinstein Company's true crime drama feature film "Devil's Knot" starring Academy Award winners Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth is currently casting thirteen lead roles, and numerous supporting and day player roles. The movie is based on the events surrounding the sensationalized trial of the West Memphis 3 murders and how the crime impacted the lives of those in the community. Filming begins June 25, 2012 in Louisiana.
A number of documentaries have been based on the West Memphis 3 case, and many celebrities and musicians have held fund raisers in the belief that they are innocent. "Devil's Knot" will have a much different viewpoint than the documentaries, getting out of the courtroom and showing how the murders impacted the lives of those in the community. Reese Witherspoon plays Pamela Hobbs, the mother of one of the victims. Colin Firth will play private investigator Ron Lax, who found the DNA strand that began to suggest Pamela's husband Terry Hobbs might have been involved in the crime.
Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Atom Egoyan will direct "Devil's Knot" from an adapted screenplay written by Paul Harris Boardman and Scott Derrickson, based on the novel of the same name by Mara Leveritt. Egoyan is a Canadian stage director and film director who has been nominated for two Academy Awards - "The Sweet Hereafter" for Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. His biggest commercial success is "Chloe" starring Julianne Moore, Liam Neeson, and Amanda Seyfried. That film had a limited theatrical release in the U.S. and grossed over $3 million, however it made it's biggest profits from international pre-sales and the DVD/Blu-ray release.
Producing "Devil's Knot" are President and founder of Clear Pictures Entertainment, Elizabeth Fowler; Clark Peterson of Story and Film; President and CEO of Worldview Entertainment, Christopher Woodrow; and producer Richard Saperstein. The executive producers are Worldview Entertainment's Molly Conners; Jason Baldwin and Jessie Miskelly, who are two of the real West Memphis 3; and Holly Ballard, who is a close friend of Jason Baldwin.
"Devil's Knots" will hit theaters in 2013.
Principal Actor Casting
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Producers: Jason Baldwin, Holly Ballard, Elizabeth Fowler, Clark Peterson, Richard Saperstein
Director: Atom Egoyan
Reese Witherspoon - Pamela Hobbs
Colin Firth - Ron Lax
"Devil's Knot" is based on the true story of the West Memphis Three, a trio of men who were tried and convicted as teenagers in 1994 of the 1993 murders of three young boys in West Memphis, Arkansas. The story centers on Pamela Hobbs (Reese Witherspoon), who is the mother of one of the victims, and Ron Lax (Colin Firth), a private investigator working in the Arkansas area that found critical errors in the investigation against the West Memphis Three. He is the man who found the DNA evidence that proved the West Memphis Three were not responsible for the murders, and found the DNA strand in the knots that bound one of the victims that began to suggest Terry Hobbs, Pamela's husband, might have been involved in the crime.