Let the Oscar buzz begin!
The first trailer for Devil's Knot has hit the web and Reese Witherspoon's performance is living up to the hype.
In the sneak preview, Witherspoon plays a grieving mother whose son has vanished without a trace. She is quickly overcome with emotions when she finds out her son was beaten to death just one day after disappearing.
While her acting chops deserve plenty of praise, we are also impressed with the fact that Witherspoon was able to hide her pregnancy so easily. The 37-year-old, who delivered her third child shortly after shooting wrapped, hides her baby bump well with the help of some loose fitting ensembles. Bravo, wardrobe department!
Devil's Knot, based on the best-selling book, follows the true story of three boys—Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley Jr., famously known as the West Memphis Three—who were found guilty of murder.
Instead of focusing on the three teenagers who were wrongly convicted, however, the film puts a spotlight on one of the grieving victims who has become bothered by the lynch-mob mentality of her fellow citizens.
In real life, Peter Jackson, Eddie Vedder, Margaret Cho and Natalie Maines were just some of the Hollywood stars who believed the trio was wrongly convicted.
One of their biggest supporters, in fact, was none other than Johnny Depp.
"Johnny has been with us every single step of the way since I got out," Echols told E! News after his release. "We've grown to love him dearly. He's become like a brother to me."
Whether you followed the high-profile case back in 1993 or you're just learning about it today, you won't want to miss Devil's Knot, hitting theatres in 2014.