THE chilling West Memphis Three criminal case about the trial and conviction of three teenagers in 1994 for the murder of three 8-year-old boys in 1993 has produced numerous films, documentaries, music compilations and books around the investigation and trial of the case, often with criticism of the results, one of the more recent being West of Memphis, Written and Directed by Amy J Berg (Deliver Us From Evil 2006) and Produced by Peter Jackson.
This latest film adaption comes from Director Atom Yeghoyan, OC. based on the book of the same name by Mara Leveritti and focuses on the three teenagers accused of killing the three boys who have claimed up until this day that they are innocent- Damien Echols (Hamrick), Jason Baldwin (Meriwether), and Jessie Misskelley Jr. (Higgins).
Starring Reese Witherspoon as Pamela Hobbs, Mother of Stevie Branch, and Colin Firth as Private Investigator Ron Lax who sadly passed away this October, the film is bound to receive some controversy about what still is a very much disputed criminal case.
Devil’s Knot is due to hit Australia some time in 2014.
So what do you think of the first trailer?