Depp Producing WM3 Echols Film

Johnny Depp’s Infinitum Nihil production company has optioned film rights to the soon-to-be-published and as-yet-untitled book by Damien Echols, one of the West Memphis Three says Deadline.

The book has Echols revealing his experiences on death row after his wrongful conviction and subsequent wrongful 18-year imprisonment for the 1993 murder of three 8-year-old boys in Arkansas.

Depp and his producing partner Christi Dembrowski will explore this story and will develop the narrative as a feature film with Echols and his wife Lorri Davis.

The project is not to be confused with Atom Egoyan’s “Devil’s Knot” starring Colin Firth which will also explore the West Memphis Three case.