And the cast for the West Memphis 3 flick Devil’s Knot keeps right on expanding. This time vampire Bill himself from HBO’s hit vampire series “True Blood” has joined the ever-growing cast. Read on for the latest.
According to Deadline, Stephen Moyer has joined the cast of Devil’s Knot in a lead role. The “True Blood” star will play prosecutor John Fogelman in the film about the wrongfully convicted and imprisoned West Memphis 3.
He joins Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth in the project that will be produced and financed by Worldview Entertainment. Matt Letscher is set to play defense attorney “Paul Ford,” the man who represents Jason Baldwin, college drama student James Hamrick will make his feature debut playing key defendant Damien Echols, and Seth Meriwether has been tapped to play West Memphis Three defendant Jason Baldwin. Also starring are Mireille Enos, Colin Firth, Reese Witherspoon, Collette Wolfe, Alessandro Nivola and Kris Polaha. Kristopher Higgins will join Meriwether and Hamrick as fellow West Memphis Three member Jessie Misskelley, Jr.
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 last year.
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