So this is what has become of ‘reporting’ on the convicted child killers known as the West Memphis 3. Mindless Hollywood gossip,
It seems that Damien Echols and Jason Baldwin are no longer friends because of a movie that Baldwin has signed on for. Baldwin has lent his name to a movie based on the book The Devil’s Knot. Echols is supposedly unhappy with some of the ways he’s portrayed in the movie so it’s driven a wedge between the two lifelong friends and co-defendants. Doesn’t it just bring a tear to your eye? Oh wait, that’s not a tear. It’s a drop of I don’t give a fuck. (Yes I realize the irony of me posting about this so save it.)
I’ll tell you what’s really going on here. Echols has his own movie coming out with Peter Jackson called West of Memphis. I’m sure the master manipulator tried to get Baldwin to put the kibosh on the competing film.
Two things I noticed about the article I linked to. No mention of any ‘real killers’. Who has time for that when there are movies to be made? Also no mention of Misskelley at all. No movies for Jessie The Penitent I guess.