Reese Witherspoon joins cast of “The Devil’s Knot”

Reese Witherspoon is the first actor being tied to Atom Egoyan’s true-crime drama The Devil’s Knot. Witherspoon will be playing the mother of one of three young boys who were satanically killed near Arkansas in 1993. Three men, dubbed the West Memphis Three, were controversially convicted of the crime but had their convictions overturned this past summer, after spending 17 years in prison.

When the case broke in the early 90’s, many big names spoke out in support of the men, including Johnny Depp, Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder, and The Adventures of Tintin producer Peter Jackson. Jackson has even reportedly contributed toward funding the trio’s defense.

The film is expected to release some time next year however, no other details have been released yet. In the meantime, catch Witherspoon in her latest flick This Means War, which hits theatres in February 2012.

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  1. joe • December 17, 2011 @ 2:08 AM

    love reese but i’m here to ask people on this site to not reate movies unless you’ve actually seen the movie…..many folks use it as a reference as to what to go see on any given night….giving something 5 out of 5 and then saying you can’t wait to see it is simply idiotic and defeats the purpose of the rating sytem as well as giving it 1 out of 5 and saying “i’ll pass” because the premise sounds stupid…if you haven’t seen the movie we don’t wish for your opinion. thanks and in regards to this story i’ll be curious to see my girl reese in something not fluffy

  2. C-Dub • December 17, 2011 @ 1:07 PM

    ‘Joe’ -exactly! It makes the ratings skewed.
    And I think this movie might be interesting to watch.

  3. SoCal • December 18, 2011 @ 1:14 AM

    They have already done a documentary on this case. Why they need to make a movie about is beyond me. I can’t imagine them coming up with a different storyline. Everyone knows what happened. I hope they are not banking on Witherspoon to pull this through. It needs to be on the Lifetime channels or something not a major production. I think they just need to leave this alone!

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