Based on the true story of the West Memphis Three – which also led to four documentary features – Devil's Knot is the latest film from director Atom Egoyan.
The real-life story of the West Memphis Three is truly horrifying and could definitely make for a very powerful and emotional feature film. The documentaries – Paradise Lost parts 1,2 and 3 and West of Memphis – certainly are all that and more.
Today we got our first look at Colin Firth in the Devil's Knot, thanks to Entertainment Weekly. Firth plays Ron Lax, a Memphis private investigator who was instrumental in digging up some incredibly important DNA.
Devil's Knot premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival very soon. No release date has been confirmed yet.