Over the past several years we have been following Atom Egoyan’s true crime flick, Devil’s Knot, but sadly the news pretty much dried up and that was that. However, that all changes today as the film has started to cause some movement in way of a distribution deal.
According to Variety, Image Entertainment has acquired the distribution rights to the Devil’s Knot, with plans to release the film in the second quarter of next year.
The film stars Reese Witherspoon, Colin Firth, Alessandro Nivola, Amy Ryan, Matt Letscher, Michael Gladis, Stephen Moyer, Rex Linn, and Bruce Greenwood.
Synopsis: 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.