It was in July when we learned Amy Berg would follow her acclaimed documentary, West of Memphis, with Every Secret Thing, a drama that, despite being her first narrative, goes by a slightly similar color. Following that announcement — one of the main cruxes in it being Diane Lane‘s starring role — Deadline have heard, out of Toronto, that Elizabeth Banks is now being fit into these proceedings.
The gist here would be Nicole Holofcener writing a screenplay based on the novel by Laura Lippman, both of which follow two 11-year-old girls, Alice and Ronnie, who take an abandoned baby that eventually dies. The two are sent to prison until turning 18, upon which they’re shoved back into the world and find that children have begun to disappear.
Seeing as Lane was pegged to play a mother of one of these girls, I’d say it’s reasonable to think Banks will appear in the same role. That works for me, and, having been a fan of the latter actress since I first saw her in The 40-Year Old Virgin, I like to think that many are on the same page — not that I need people to agree with me, or something. No matter the role, she’s another talent feather in Every Secret Thing‘s sordid cap.
Frances McDormand is credited as a producer, thanks to Merced Media Partners, while Anthony Bregman is also producing, through his Likely Story, alongside the likes of Hyde Park Entertainment and Palmstar Media Capital.
Has Banks changed your opinion of Every Secret Thing to any extent?
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