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Johnny Depp, Peter Jackson contributed “millions” to West Memphis Three cause

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Now that the West Memphis Three have been released, specific details rise to the surface with regards to the Hollywood powerbrokers who worked behind the scenes to bring justice to the wrongfully jailed men.

Peter Jackson has been a vocal advocate of releasing the WM3, who were serving time for capital murder even as mounting evidence brought to light by the “Paradise Lost” documentaries helped showed the men had nothing to do with the crimes. Now that Jason Baldwin, Jessie Misskelley Jr., and Damien Echols are free, “Lost” director Joe Berliner reveals the names of other celebrities who contributed millions of dollars to the cause.

“You had the best minds in the business working on this case thanks to Johnny Depp, Peter Jackson, and Eddie Vedder’s financial support,” the director told EW.com.

And they reportedly are not alone. Maybe we’ll see more names in Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky’s latest film “Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory,” which recently was recut to include the trio’s release and will make its premiere at the Toronto international film festival next month.

EW confirms that “Purgatory” may also receive an Oscar-qualifying run in theaters before airing on HBO early next year.

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About Sean O'Connell

Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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