Devil's Knot

Devil's Knot

Reese Witherspoon returns to the big screen this week, as she stars alongside Colin Firth with Devil's Knot.

This is the first time that we have seen Witherspoon on screen since Mud, and she has a very busy year ahead of her with a series of exciting film projects.

We love Reese Witherspoon here at FemaleFirst and we take a look at the movies that she has on the horizon.

Devil's Knot is the latest film to explore the story of the Memphis Three, as Atom Egoyan returns to the director's chair.

The crime drama follows three teenagers who are accused of savagely murdering three young boys as part of a satanic ritual.

Witherspoon takes on the role of Pam Hobbs in the film; the mother of one of the young boys murdered.

Colin Firth, Dane DeHaan, Stephen Moyer, Mireille Enos, and Elias Koteas are all also on board.

The Memphis Three, the murders, the controversy, and the wrongful convictions have been a topic of interest for many movies in recent years, and Egoyan is the latest filmmaker to explore this very famous crime.

Witherspoon will take on another leading roles in The Good Lie, as she teams up with director Philippe Falardeau for the first time.

The Good Lie follows the story of an American woman who takes four young Sudanese refuges when they come to America - the story is based on a true tale.

The Good Lie is the first of Margaret Nagle's screenplays to be made into a big screen feature: she has worked in TV on the likes of Side Order of Life and Boardwalk Empire.

Witherspoon will take on the central role of Carrie Davis in the film, while Sarah barker, Corey Stoll and Thad Luckinbill will also star.

However, Wild is the upcoming Witherspoon movie that I am looking forward to the most.

Based on the autobiography by Cheryl Strayed, the movie follows her solo 1,100 hike along the Pacific Crest Trail. She set out on the hike after the death of her mother and the breakdown of her marriage.

Witherspoon will take on the role of Strayed in the film, while Jean-Marc Vallée is back in the director's chair.

Wild is set to be a powerful solo performance from Witherspoon, and could well be in the awards mix at the beginning of next year.

2014 has been a year that has seen Witherspoon work with some great directors, and Inherent Vice continues that fine trend.

Inherent Vice is the latest offering from Paul Thomas Anderson, as he brings Thomas Pynchon's novel to the big screen: he has also penned the screenplay.

Inherent Vice is another of Witherspoon's movie that is being tipped as a possible awards contender as she teams up with Josh Brolin, Jena Malone, Joaquin Phoenix, and Benicio Del Toro.

The dark crime/drama is set in the 1970s and follows private investigator Larry "Doc" Sportello (Phoenix) as he investigates the disappearance of an ex-girlfriend.

Anderson has made some terrific movies during his career, and I can't wait to see him bring such a great cast together.

If you are a Witherspoon fan, you have plenty to look forward to over the next few months, with an exciting and varied range of roles from the actress.

Devil's Knot is released 13th June.

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