The horrifying true story of the West Memphis Three and the families who lost their young children was first brought to worldwide attention by Bruce Sinofsky and Joe Berlinger’s chilling acclaimed documentary from 1996, PARADISE LOST: THE CHILD MURDERS AT THE ROBIN HOOD HILLS. Four years later we were given an equally troubling follow up and this year a third film – REVELATIONS and PURGATORY respectively – as well as a separate documentary from Amy Berg, WEST OF MEMPHIS (read our review here).
The shocking events of 1993 and subsequent flawed trial have since been made into dramatic feature DEVIL’S KNOT starring Oscar-winners Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth, and is set to be released next year.
DEVIL’S KNOT is based on Mara Leveritt’s novel and is directed by Atom Egoyan. Check out the first haunting teaser poster and cast stills.
The film co-stars Kevin Durand, Martin Henderson, Bruce Greenwood, Stephen Moyer, Mireille Enos, Amy Ryan, Dane DeHaan, Alessandro Nivola and Elias Koteas.