West Memphis Three’s Jessie Misskelley Jr. to Help Produce Film Devil’s Knot


Set to star Colin Firth and Reese Witherspoon, Devil's Knot is based on Misskelley's and the West Memphis Three's highly publicized murder convictions in 1994. Misskelley joins Jason Baldwin, who was already onboard to executive produce (or consult). The trio secured plea bargains and their release from prison last year thanks to new DNA evidence proffered by Ron Lax, the attorney who took on the boys' case pro bono (to be played by Firth), which implicated the stepfather of one of the three boys who were killed.