There are more casting additions to the Atom Egoyan-directed Devil’s Knot, a day after Alessandro Nivola joined Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth in the drama about the West Memphis 3. The Ringer regular Kris Polaha will play public defender Val Price in the movie about the conviction of the trio, who were convicted of killing three boys in Arkansas in 1993 despite no physical evidence. Also aboard is Collette Wolfe as Firth’s character’s assistant Glori Shettles. Wolfe appeared recently in Young Adult and will be seen in NBC’s upcoming comedy series Next Caller. Justin Castor, who has appeared in Glee and CSI:NY, is talks to play Jason Baldwin, one of the West Memphis 3. Castor is repped by Anonymous Content and Abrams Artists Agency, Wolfe by Gersh and Untitled, and Polaha by WME and Medavoy Management.
Teens Jessie Misskelley, Damien Echols and Baldwin were convicted in Arkansas of murdering three 8-year-old but were released in 2011 in a plea deal that acknowledged there was no real evidence, physical or otherwise, to convict them. In recent weeks The Killing’s Mireille Enos has joined the film and The Secret Life Of The American Teenager’s Kristopher Higgins has been attached.