Witherspoon and Firth in the Trailer for Devil’s Knot

A new trailer has been released for Devil’s Knot, a drama that tells the true story of The West Memphis Three, three individuals who were wrongfully convicted of the murder of three young boys in Arkansas in the 1990s. An infuriating story of a problematic justice system, the story of the Memphis Three was told in the fantastic documentary West of Memphis back in 2012. This film stars Reese Witherspoon as the mother of a victim and Colin Firth as a private investigator hired to look into the case. Early reviews have been mixed, but the trailer at least provides a look at what seems to be a powerful thriller.

Directed by Atom Egoyan, the Oscar-nominated director of The Sweet Hereafter and Where the Truth Lies.

You can find the official synopsis and poster beneath the trailer.

Official synopsis for Devil’s Knot:

Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth star in this gripping film based on the true story of the murder of three young boys in West Memphis, Arkansas and the murder trial that shocked the nation.

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Devil’s Knot stars Colin Firth, Reese Witherspoon, Amy Ryan, Mireille Enos, Stephen Moyer, Alessandro Nivola and Dane DeHaan.

ETA: US – 9 May, 2014.