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Colin Firth is joining Reese Witherspoon in Atom Egoyan's drama based on the real-life case of the West Memphis Three, "Devil's Knot."

Deadline has the news, and reports that the story centers on Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley, Jr. who were convicted of the murder of three 8-year-old boys. The case was sensationalized with reports of devil worship and ritualized sacrifice, despite lack of physical evidence. Witherspoon will play a mother of one of the murdered boys, while Firth will take on the role of the heroic investigator who helped the Memphis Three when no one else would, uncovering important evidence for their defense.


Peter Jackson talks West Memphis Three doc!

While truth is usually scarier than fiction, we have some frightening fictional features in this week's Horror Bites that should please. Hit the jump for more of this week's news.

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Gemma ArtertonCasting is coming together for "Men In Black 3," and the names of those newly announced should get you plenty pumped for the upcoming threequel. The film will take place in both the present day and in 1969, and follow the MIB employees -- Will Smith's Agent J and Tommy Lee Jones's Agent K -- that we have come to know and love, as well as some newcomers.

According to Pajiba, Alec Baldwin is in negotiations to come aboard as the '69 Men In Black boss, while erstwhile Bond girl Gemma Arterton would play a secretary during that same period. "District 9" and "A-Team" star Sharlto Copley, meanwhile, is in negotiations to play what Pajiba describes as a "fast-talking Yoda type alien." Read More...

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Jared Hess has a thing for weird-looking outcasts. He directed and co-wrote (with his wife, Jerusha) "Napoleon Dynamite" and "Nacho Libre," and now he's back for more oddball comedy with "Gentlemen Broncos," which hits theaters in October. The story follows a high school student (Michael Angarano) whose idea is ripped off by an acclaimed sci-fi writer (Jemaine Clement) who is short on ideas.

Hit the jump for a brief look behind the scenes at the making of the film and then head over to MTV.com to check out Eric Ditzian's interview with Hess. And of course, as part of our Fall Preview week, click the exclusive image below to be zapped over to the associated stills gallery.

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