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Devil's Knot Starts Shooting

By July 16, 2012

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Devil's KnotFilming is underway on the dramatic film Devil's Knot based on true events. Atom Egoyan's directing from a script by Scott Derrickson and Paul Harris Boardman, with Colin Firth and Reese Witherspoon in starring roles.

The cast of the crime thriller also includes Alessandro Nivola, Stephen Moyer, Amy Ryan, Mireille Enos, Dane DeHaan, and Bruce Greenwood. Shooting is taking place in Atlanta, Georgia.

Based on the bestselling book by investigative journalist Mara Leveritt, Devil's Knot tells the story of the West Memphis Three: Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Miskelly Jr. In 1993, the three teenagers were accused, tried, and convicted of brutally murdering three eight year old boys in Arkansas. The West Memphis Three were ultimately freed from prison after spending 18 years in jail for crimes they did not commit. The subject of four documentaries, the West Memphis Three left prison in August 2011 after the defense uncovered new evidence.

Worldview Entertainment's CEO, Christopher Woodrow, Elizabeth Fowler, Richard Saperstein and Clark Peterson are producing. Defendants Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley Jr are executive producing alongside Worldview's Molly Conners, Sarah Johnson Redlich, Maria Cestone and Hoyt David Morgan.

(Photo © Worldview Entertainment)

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