[Movies] Devil's Knot Gets US Distribution
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 10.07.2013
Image Entertainment picks up the West Memphis Three drama...
Image Entertainment has announced that they've picked up the US distribution rights to Devil's Knot. The film premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival and is directed by Atom Egoyan with Colin Firth, Reese Witherspoon, Amy Ryan, Mireille Enosand Stephen Moyer starring.
The film is based on the infamous "West Memphis Three" case and is based on the book Devil's Knot: The True Story of the West Memphis Three by Mara Leveritt. The film is about three teenagers accused of the brutal 1993 murder of three 8-year old boys in Memphis, Ark. - two of them sentenced to life imprisonment and one to death. The film explores the lives of deeply misunderstood outsiders, their families and communities, and their darkest fantasies. The conviction of the West Memphis Three - Damien Echols, Jesse Misskelley, Jr., and Jason Baldwin - riled the American justice system, shocked a tightly knit religious town and outraged the nation.