Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Colin Firth joins cast of 'Devil's Knot' adaptation

Posted by on Wed, Feb 1, 2012 at 4:54 PM

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Colin Firth will join Reese Witherspoon in the film adaptation of Mara Leveritt's book on the West Memphis 3, Deadline New York reports.

Firth will play private investigator Ron Lax, the first pro bono supporter of the WM3. Witherspoon is slated to play Pam Hobbs.

No word yet on when the Atom Egoyan-directed film will start production.

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