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First Trailer for Peter Jackson-Produced Documentary 'West of Memphis'

January 14, 2012 (5:51 am) GMT
The 4-minute promo video gives a look at real footage from the infamous 1994's West Memphis Three case where three Arkansas teenagers were convicted of the brutal murder of three boys in 1993.

Peter Jackson-produced documentary "" gets its first trailer available for viewing pleasure. Being filled with real footage from the notorious 1994's West Memphis Three case, the promotional video highlights the struggle of various parties to prove that the three young boys convicted of the brutal murder were innocent.

The documentary movie was made to reveal the true story of Damien Echolls, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley Jr, three Arkansas teenagers who were convicted in 1994 of the murders of three West Memphis boys in 1993. The three youngsters were jailed for over 18 years before finally being released in August 2011.

Oscar-nominated documentarian Amy Berg serves as the director for "West of Memphis". Back in December 2011, Berg said that the movie "represents the trial these men didn't have." The filmmaker also claimed that the film will show "the inner workings of the defense, the investigation, research, and appeals process, in a way that has never been shown before."

Also serving as producers for the documentary are Jackson's wife Fran Walsh, Damien Echols who is one of the West Memphis Three, and his wife Lorri Davis. The film will be screened during this year's Sundance Film Festival and is expected to open in the U.S. theaters sometime in 2013.



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