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Dakota Fanning joins Every Secret Thing

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Dakota FanningLikely 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 Diane Lane and Elizabeth Banks.

Principal Photography begins March 25th in New York with Berg directing from a script by Nicole Holofcener, adapted from 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.

Hyde Park International’s team, led by President Eric Christenson, will handle international sales at the Berlin International Film Festival.

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 much-anticipated narrative helming debut.

Bregman’s Likely Story and Amritraj’s Hyde Park International continue their relationship which began with the 2011 comedy “Our Idiot Brother” which also starred Banks, as well as Paul Rudd, Zooey Deschanel, Adam Scott, Rashida Jones, and Steve Coogan.