Reese Witherspoon, Colin Firth and Dane DeHaan star in the ‘West Memphis Three’ drama Devil’s Knot, based on the 2003 bestselling book by investigative journalist Mara Leveritt. Watch the movie trailers and see the photos, posters, cast and plot summary below. The film dramatizes the fallout from the notorious 1993 West Memphis murders, focusing on the grieving mother (Witherspoon) of one of the murdered boys and the professional investigator (Firth) who volunteered to represent the accused.
In 1993, West Memphis, Arkansas was rocked by the brutal murders of three 8-year old boys playing in the woods. The police quickly accused three teenage boys, claiming they killed the children as part of a satanic ritual. Professional investigator, Ron Lax (Colin Firth), volunteered to represent the accused and was shocked to find that the case was based entirely on circumstantial evidence, prejudiced assumptions of the teenagers’ love of goth culture and heavy metal music. He watched in horror as his clients were put on death row as he discovered something far more scary…the truth.