West Memphis Three Movie Adds Bruce Greenwood and Michael Gladis (Exclusive)

Bruce Greenwood Michael Gladis - H 2012
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Bruce Greenwood Michael Gladis - H 2012

The two actors join the Atom Egoyan-directed drama starring Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth.

Bruce Greenwood and Mad Men actor Michael Gladis have been cast in The Devil’s Knot, the Atom Egoyan-directed drama about the infamous Memphis Three murder case.

Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth are starring in the true tale of three teens wrongly convicted of murdering three boys in 1993. The movie is in full casting mode and already has Mireille Enos, Dane DeHaan and Amy Adams.

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Greenwood will play Judge David Burnett, who presided over the trial in a manner that was later criticized as being biased as he disallowed dozens of reasonable objections and requests for witnesses by the defense and by acting like he believed the teens were guilty.

Gladis will play Dan Stidham, the defense attorney for suspect Jessie Misskelley Jr. (Christopher Higgins).

The movie shoots in July.

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Gladis, repped by SMS Talent, Gallant Management and Loeb and Loeb, is best known for playing Paul Kinsey in AMC Emmy-winning Mad Men. While he left the show in the previous season, he returned for an episode in which his character had joned the Hare Krishnas.

He just wrapped Not Safe for Work, the Joe Johnston-directed thriller produced by Blumhouse, and will star in the indie In Security, directed by Adam and Evan Beamer.

Greenwood, repped by Gersh, Binder and Associates, is an Egoyan favorite, having starred in three films for the director: Exotica, The Sweet Hereafter and Ararat. He is reprising his role as Christopher Pike in J.J. Abrams’ untitled Star Trek sequel.