Filmmaker Amy Berg has found remarkable success as the documentarian behind acclaimed hits such as the Oscar-nominated “Deliver Us From Evil,” but she’s about to change things up considerably with her first feature-length drama, “Every Secret Thing.” Fortunately for Berg, she’s got a handful of Hollywood’s most successful women on her side, including screenwriter Nicole Holofcener, producer Frances McDormand and stars Elizabeth Banks and Dakota Fanning.
The psychological crime thriller revolves around a detective (Banks) who failed to save the life of a missing child from the hands of two young girls (Fanning and Danielle Macdonald). Eight years after the initial incident, another child goes missing in the same town just as the two convicted girls are released from juvenile detention. As the detective races to prevent history from repeating itself, she gets entangled in a web of mysteries that calls everything into question.
“Every Secret Thing” is based on the bestselling 2004 novel of the same name by Laura Lippman. The film premiered at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival and will be released in theaters and on iTunes May 15. Diane Lane, Nate Parker and Common co-star.