Devil’s Knot Casts up its Final Defendant

Chris Savage

Atom Egoyan’s true crime flick, Devil’s Knot, is casting up at a rapid pace and today we bring forth even more casting news, but chances are you’ve probably never heard of him.

According to Variety, Seventeen-year-old newcomer Seth Meriwether has been attached to play the defendant Jason Baldwin in the Devil’s Knot.

Meriwether joins the previously announced cast of Reese Witherspoon, Colin Firth, Mireille Enos, Collette Wolfe and Kris Polaha, while Amy Ryan and Dane DeHaan remain in talks to star.

“Based on journalist Mara Leveritt’s bestselling book of the same name, “Devil’s Knot” follows private detective Ron Lax (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 victims — evidence that helped convince a judge to release Baldwin, Misskelley Jr. and Echols last year.”


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