The Devil's Knot casts Reese Witherspoon in Atom Egoyan as Pam Hobbs.
Reese Witherspoon is set to play the mother of one of the victims of The West Memphis Three. For those who don't know who they are, The West Memphis Three (Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley, Jr. and Jason Baldwin) were tried and convicted as teenagers back in 1994 for the crime of murdering three boys (Stevie Branch, Michael Moore, and Christopher Byers) in West Memphis, Arkansas. They were eventually rekeased with ten-year suspended sentenced after serving 18 years and 78 days in prison.
Read more about the West Memphis Three on Wikipedia.
Atom Egoyan helms from the writing by Paul Harris Boardman, Scott Derrickson and Mark Sevi, based on the book by Mara Leveritt. The Devil's Knot is being produced by Richard Saperstein, Clark Peterson, Elizabeth Fowler and Boardman.
Weinstein's Dimension Films distributes the film to theaters some time next year.