Reese Witherspoon joins movie about West Memphis Three

Already this year, there have been two separate documentaries about the West Memphis Three, in the wake of their release after 18 years in jail. And now Variety is reporting that Reese Witherspoon has signed onto a feature film adaptation of the true-crime story, based on the book Devil’s Knot: The True Story of the West Memphis Three by Mara Leveritt, and directed by Atom Egoyan (The Sweet Hereafter).

Witherspoon would reportedly play the mother of one of the three young boys Jessie Misskelley Jr., Jason Baldwin and Damien Echols were accused and convicted of murdering, who comes to believe that the trio were in fact wrongly incarcerated.

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