Reese Witherspoon Cast In West Memphis Three Flick

'This Means War'
Chris Pine on the set of the Fox flick
Reese Witherspoon has been cast in an upcoming movie about the West Memphis Three, involving the Arkansas murders of three 8-year-old boys.  Based on the book The Devil’s Knot, the film will explore the verdict and incarceration of Jessie Misskelley Jr., Damien Echols and Jason Baldwin.  They were released last August after 18 years behind bars.

Witherspoon will play the mother of one of the victims who at first believes the three suspects to be guilty, but then doubts it, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

 Witherspoon, who went shopping with husband Jim Toth in Venice yesterday (December 18th), will star next in This Means War alongside Chris Pine and Tom Hardy.