Actresses sign on crime drama.

Diane Lane (‘Man of Steel,’ ‘Unfaithful’) and Elizabeth Banks (‘Pitch Perfect,’ ‘The Hunger Games’) have closed deals to take the leads in the Amy Berg-directed crime drama ‘Every Secret Thing.’

Based on the novel by Laura Lippman, the film centres on Ronnie and Alice, who were convicted for the murder of a baby when they were 11-years-old and were incarcerated until they turned 18. Now newly released and replete with psychological problems, each attempts to adjust to life outside juvenile detention… when children start to go missing. As the police turn their attention to Ronnie and Alice, the mystery surrounding the original murder and their roles in it takes the fore.

The film will start shooting in February 2013 with Berg directing from a screenplay adaptation by Nicole Holofcener (‘Please Give,’ ‘Friends with Money).