Likely Story, Merced Media Partners, Palmstar Media Capital, and Hyde Park International have announced that Dakota Fanning and Danielle Macdonald have been added to the cast of Amy Berg’s Every Secret Thing, joining the previously announced Diane Lane and Elizabeth Banks.
The story follows two 11-year-old girls who are convicted of murdering a baby and are incarcerated until they turn 18. Upon their release, children start to go missing; as the police turn their attention to the duo, 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 girls, portraying a woman who 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, who directed the critically acclaimed documentaries Deliver Us From Evil and West of Memphis, is set to make her narrative helming debut.
Likely Story’s Anthony Bregman is producing with Frances McDormand. Executive producers are Palmstar’s Kevin Frakes, Merced Media’s Raj Singh and Stuart Brown, Hyde Park’s Ashok Amritraj, Likely Story’s Stefanie Azpiazu, and Michael Bederman.
Principal Photography begins March 25th in New York with Berg directing from a script by Nicole Holofcener, adapted from Laura Lippman’s 2004 novel. [Source]