December 19th, 2011
09:32 AM ET
Witherspoon will appear in Atom Egoyan's "Devil's Knot," an adaptation of Mara Leveritt's 2003 book. The actress is slated to play one of the murdered boy’s mothers, Pam Hobbs.
Aside from Egoyan's project, there's also Peter Jackson's just-wrapped documentary about the case, called “West of Memphis." The dramatic story was also recently told via Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky’s "Paradise Lost" documentary series.
The West Memphis trio - Jason Baldwin, Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley Jr. - were released in August after serving 18 years in prison on child murder convictions.
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