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Trailer and Poster for 'Devil's Knot' Starring Colin Firth and Reese Witherspoon

The film isn't any good, but that isn't stopping it from coming out

Devil's Knot movie trailer
Colin Firth and Reese Witherspoon in Devil's Knot
Photo: Image Entertainment

The first trailer and poster for Atom Egoyan's Devil's Knot arrived online today, a film that was picked up by Image Entertainment out of the Toronto Film Festival where I was able to see it, but wasn't at all moved. In fact, my "D" review may have been a little kind given how empty and generic the film actually is.

Based on the well-known story of the West Memphis Three the film tells the story of the three teens arrested and charged with killing three children in a small Arkansas town. As I said in my review, the film just beats around the bush, and tells "a dramatized interpretation of the story that is nothing more than a Cliff's Notes version of the events that lead up to the conviction of Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley, Jr. and Jason Baldwin rather than the 18 years that followed, which are tidily addressed in a postscript just before the credits roll. Half courtroom drama, half melodrama, entirely worthless... this sums up Devil's Knot in one sentence."

Image hasn't yet set a release date for the film, which stars Reese Witherspoon, Colin Firth, Kevin Durand, Bruce Greenwood, Mireille Enos, Dane DeHaan and Stephen Moyer, but I don't expect it to have much of a release next year.

Give the trailer a watch below along with a first look at the film's poster.

Devil's Knot Poster
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  • yrabadi

    Well, I know you had a less than flattering review, but it's a decent trailer.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/andyluvsfilms/ andyluvsfilms

    Just watch West Of Memphis, The Armstrong Lie and We Steal Secrets:The Story Of WikiLeaks, forget about the dramatizations and watch the docs, you'll be more entertained by the nth degree. *not seen The Armstrong Lie yet so i could be jumping the gun there.

  • adu

    The leads are too good to pass this movie up...I'm interested...how bad could it be? :)

  • leeloo5

    You know what I don't understand? This Atom Egoyan. Every flick this guy gets released, his name is consistently plastered all over the trailers... But honestly, the feature films I've seen from this guy haven't been all that good...