Johnny Depp's Infinitum Nihil shingle has snapped up the rights to Damien Echols' forthcoming memoir, set to be published this spring. Echols and his wife Lorri Davis will serve as producers on the project (they also acted in that capacity on "West Of Memphis") in the tale that will span his incarceration at the age of 18 up until his release in his mid-30s. Depp has long been one of many of the celebrity supporters of the West Memphis Three, so his involvement here is hardly schocking.
And while we're glad Hollywood types are using their powers to champion and raise awareness for a cause that deserves attention, we're already feeling a bit of fatigue. If the films help get more pressure on the Arkansas district attourney to fully exonerate these boys, then great, but we can't say we're overly eager for yet another journey through this story. But if anything, these projects will keep the case in the public consciousness, and perhaps on that level alone, they are worth pursuing until justice is fully served. [Deadline]