According to Variety, Amy Ryan (pictured right, Gone Baby Gone) and Dane DeHaan (Chronicle) are currently in early talks to join the cast of the Devil’s Knot.
If cast, they will join the previously announced cast of Colin Firth, Alessandro Nivola, Reese Witherspoon, Mireille Enos, Alessandro Nivola, Collette Wolfe, Kris Polaha and Kristopher Higgins.
The film “follows private detective Ron Lax (Colin Firth), who took on the West Memphis Three case pro bono. He found DNA evidence linking Terry Hobbs (Alessandro Nivola), the stepfather of one of the three murdered boys, to material that was used to bind one of the young victims. That evidence helped convince a judge to release Misskelley Jr., Baldwin and Damien Echols last year after the trio submitted an Alford Plea, which allowed them to plead guilty in exchange for release from prison for time served.”