Reese Witherspoon slated for West Memphis Three film

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    UNDATED (CNN) - Actress Reese Witherspoon has signed on to star in a film about the West Memphis Three.

    Atom Egoyan's "Devil's Knot" is an adaptation of Mara Leveritt's 2003 book.

    The Oscar winner is slated to play one of the murdered boy's mothers, Pam Hobbs.

    The men known as the West Memphis Three were released in August after serving 18 years in prison on child murder convictions.

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