Berlin 2013: Dakota Fanning Joining Diane Lane, Elizabeth Banks in 'Every Secret Thing'

Dakota Fanning Diane Lane Elizabeth Banks - H 2013
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Dakota Fanning Diane Lane Elizabeth Banks - H 2013

Relative newcomer Danielle Macdonald will also co-star in the film, which is acting as the narrative feature debut of "West of Memphis" helmer Amy Berg.

Dakota Fanning and relative newcomer Danielle Macdonald will star with Diane Lane and Elizabeth Banks in Every Secret Thing, being produced by Likely Story, Merced Media Partners, Palmstar Media Capital, and Hyde Park International.

Amy Berg, who directed the gritty and heart-wrenching documentary West of Memphis, is making her narrative feature debut.

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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. Lane is already onboard as 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.

Principal photography is due to begin March 25 in New York

Nicole Holofcener wrote the script, adapting Laura Lippman’s 2004 novel.

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.

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Hyde Park International is selling the film at EFM.

Fanning is coming off playing vampire Jane in the Twilight Saga movies and is shooting a starring turn in The Last Days of Robin Hood, a look at the final of days of actor Errol Flynn.

MacDonald is a rising Australian and British actress.