True Blood star Stephen Moyer has signed on for director Atom Egoyan's Devil's Knot for Dimension Films.
Stephen Moyer joins Devil's Knot
The drama is based on the wrongfully-convicted West Memphis 3, who were exonerated and released from prison last year after spending nearly two decades in prison for a triple homicide they didn't commit. Stephen Moyer will play John Fogelman, the prosecutor who tried and convicted Damien Wayne Echols, Jessie Miskelly, and Jason Baldwin. He joins a cast that already includes Colin Firth, Reese Witherspoon, Alessandro Nivola, Kristoffer Polaha, Collette Wolfe, Justin Castor, and Kevin Durand.
Atom Egoyan is directing from a screenplay by Scott Derrickson and Paul Harris Boardman, based on the 2003 book Devil's Knot: The True Story Of The West Memphis Three by Mara Leveritt.
Production will begin later this summer in Louisiana. The West Memphis 3's story was also chronicled in a trio of documentaries, Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills, Paradise Lost 2: Revelations, and Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory.
Devil's Knot comes to theaters in 2013 and stars Reese Witherspoon, Colin Firth, Alessandro Nivola, Kristoffer Polaha, Collette Wolfe, Kevin Durand, Justin Castor, Stephen Moyer. The film is directed by Atom Egoyan.