Amy Berg

Actresses to play convicted murderers the drama.

It has been announced that Dakota Fanning (‘Very Good Girls’) and Danielle Macdonald (‘The East’) have joined the cast of Amy Berg’s ‘Every Secret Thing,’ joining the previously announced Diane Lane (‘Man of Steel’) and Elizabeth Banks (‘The Hunger Games’).

The story, based on the novel by Laura Lippman, follows Ronnie and Alice, 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.

Set to begin principal photography March 25th in New York, the film will mark Berg’s narrative helming debut. Anthony Bregman of Likely Story will produce alongside Frances McDormand. Palmstar Media Capital’s Kevin Frakes, Merced Media’s Raj Singh and Stuart Brown, Hyde Park’s Ashok Amritraj, Likely Story’s Stefanie Azpiazu, and Michael Bederman will serve as executive producers.