West Of Memphis helmer Amy Berg’s feature directorial debut Every Secret Thing is based on Laura Lippman’s 1994 novel and centers on two young girls who are convicted of murdering a baby and are incarcerated until they turn 18. Upon their release, children start to go missing, dredging up the mystery surrounding the original death. Dakota Fanning and Danielle Macdonald will play the 18 year olds. Diane Lane, who plays one of their mothers, and Elizabeth Banks, who plays the lead cop in the investigation, already were aboard the pic, which begins shooting March 25 in New York. Nicole Holofcener adapted the book.
Likely Story’s Anthony Bregman is producing with Frances McDormand, who optioned the book in 2010 and attached Lane. 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. Hyde Park International is handling international sales at Berlin.