Devil’s Knot is from Academy Award nominated director Atom Egoyan (The Sweet Hereafter) and starring Oscar winners Colin Firth (The King’s Speech) and Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line), comes the true story of a crime that would grip a nation for almost two decades and that continues to be one of the most high-profile trials of all time.
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|Writer:||Paul Harris Boardman, Scott Derrickson|
|Genre:||Biography, Crime Drama|
|Film Locations:||Cartersville, GA (court house scene), Atlanta, GA, Morrow, GA|
|Based on the bestseller by Mara Leveritt, Devil’s Knot recounts the trial and conviction of teenagers Damien Echols (James Hamrick), Jessie Misskelley, Jr. (Kristopher Higgins), and Jason Baldwin (Seth Meriwether) for the savage murder of three, eight-year-old boys in the small town of West Memphis, Arkansas, in 1993.
Dubbed the so-called “West Memphis Three,” the defendants, each of them a social outsider, quickly found themselves up against a community crying out for justice as well as a lack of physical evidence that led police to believe the murders were carried out as part of a satanic occult ritual.Firth stars as Ron Lax in the film, a local private investigator and one of the first people to support the teens in their defense. Witherspoon plays Pam Hobbs, the mother of one of the murdered boys. Together they allow an uncompromising look at both sides of a town torn apart… and that will probably never be the same again.
|Producer:||Armen Aghaeian, co-producer, David Alper, executive producer, Jason Baldwin, executive producer, Holly Ballard, executive producer|
|Cinematography:||Paul Sarossy (director of photography)|
|Production Design:||Phillip Barker|