The great days for The Killing show have faded and the end is in sight, but the stars of the show don’t have to worry that it will affect their career. Joel Kinnaman already stars in this summer’s romantic comedy Lola Versus starring Greta Gerwig and confirmed to play RoboCop in the upcoming remake. Sarah Linden on the AMC series The Killing, Mireille Enos is currently playing Brad Pitt’s wife in the adaptation of World War Z is reportedly the latest to join the cast of Ruben Fleischer’s 1940’s-set ensemble drama Gangster Squad.
Well, according to Deadline, Enos has come on board Atom Egoyan‘s upcoming drama based on the real-life tragedy of the West Memphis 3, Devil’s Knot. The casting has been slowly coming together, with news on each new cast member leaking out over the course of several months.
Last December, Reese Witherspoon was cast as Pam Hobbs, the mother of one of the victim Stevie Branch, then Colin Firth has signed on in February to star as Ron Lax, the private investigator who offered his services to the WM3 before their trial in 1993.
Enos will play Vicki Hutcheson, who became a key witness during the 1993 investigation into the murders of children Branch, Michael Moore, and Christopher Byers, a witness who later recanted her statements.
Based on Mara Leveritt’s 2003 book ‘Devil’s Knot: The True Story of the West Memphis Three’ the Egoyan-directed film with a screenplay penned by Scott Derrickson and Paul Boardman will follow the trials, which saw the three teenagers convicted for murders that many are convinced they had no part in.
The feature version of the infamous West Memphis 3 case is gearing up begin production this summer in Georgia. It wouldn’t surprise me at all to see some more familiar faces on the set of the movie.