Kristopher Higgins is in talks to join the cast of Devil’s Knot, says Deadline. The Secret Life Of The American Teenager star joins the already announced Colin Firth and Reese Witherspoon in the drama about the West Memphis 3 that Atom Egoyan is directing. “The film tells the true tale of teens Jessie Misskelley, Damien Echols, and Jason Baldwin, who were convicted in Arkansas of murdering three 8-year-olds in 1993 despite no physical evidence.” Higgins will play Misskelley. The trio were finally released last year. Scott Derrickson and Paul Boardman, the team behind The Exorcism Of Emily Rose, originally wrote the film’s script; Egoyan is now working with Boardman on a rewrite. The film is based on the 2003 book “Devil’s Knot: The True Story Of The West Memphis Three” by investigative reporter Mara Leveritt.
Usually I could care less about a film’s rating, but occasionally it’ll pique my interest. Such the case with Twentieth Century Fox’s Jonah Hex look-a-like Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. The film has officially been rated “R” by the MPAA “for violence throughout and brief sexuality.” The story revolves around the president’s quest to rid the world of vampires, presented as part of the conflict behind the Civil War. Benjamin Walker stars as the 16th President of the United States.
Inside we’ve added a new look at some sales art for American Mary, the latest genre offering from the Twisted Twins, Jen & Sylvia Soska, and starring Freddy vs Jason and Ginger Snaps alumni Katharine Isabelle. “American Mary is the story of a medical student named Mary who is growing increasingly broke and disenchanted with medical school and the established doctors she once idolized. The allure of easy money sends a desperate Mary through the messy world of underground surgeries which leaves more marks on her than the so-called freakish clientele.” You should become a fan on Facebook. Really.