Dakota Fanning and Danielle Macdonald have been cast in director Amy Berg’s upcoming crime film, ‘Every Secret Thing,’ alongside already announced stars Diane Lane and Elizabeth Banks. Principal photography is set to begin on March 25 in New York. The film was written by Nicole Holofcener, and was adapted from Laura Lippman’s 2004 novel.
‘Every Secret Thing’ follows two 11-year-old girls who are convicted of murdering a baby and are incarcerated until they turn 18. Upon their release, children begin to go missing again. The police subsequently turn their attention to the two girls, and the mystery surrounding the original murder comes back to light.
Fanning and Macdonald will play the 18-year-old girls, and Lane will play the mother of one of the teens. Lane’s character has long known that her daughter is a gifted liar. Banks plays the lead police officer who finds herself emotionally involved in the case.
Berg will be making her narrative feature film directorial debut, after helming the critically acclaimed documentaries ‘Deliver Us From Evil’ and ‘West of Memphis.’ Likely Story’s Anthony Bregman will be producing ‘Every Secret Thing’ with Frances McDormand. Hyde Park International, led by President Eric Christenson, will handle the film’s international sales at the Berlin International Film Festival.
Written by: Karen Benardello