An official trailer has surfaced for Amy J. Berg‘s engrossing directorial debut Every Secret Thing, starring Diane Lane, Elizabeth Banks, Dakota Fanning, newcomer Danielle Macdonald, Nate Parker, and Common.
Based on Laura Lippman‘s 2004 novel of the same name, the psychological thriller intersects the politics of race and class through an investigation of missing children and the prime suspects: two young women who, seven years prior, were institutionalized for the death of an infant.
Detective Nancy Porter (Elizabeth Banks) becomes emotionally involved as she and her partner (Nate Parker) look into the disappearance a another child, whose father is played by Common, just days after 18-year-old girls Alice Manning (Danielle Macdonald) and Veronica “Ronnie” Fuller (Dakota Fanning) are released from juvenile detention.
As they analyze the girls and their families, especially Alice’s protective mother Helen (Diane Lane), they unearth a web of secrets and deceptions that calls everything into question.
Written by Nicole Holofcener and filmed in New York City, Every Secret Thing is also the debut of Academy Award-winning actress Frances McDormand as producer alongside Anthony Bregman.
It was executive produced by Ashok Amritraj, Stefanie Azpiazu, Michael Bederman, Kevin Scott Frakes, and Raj Brinder Singh, and produced by Hyde Park Entertainment, Likely Story, Merced Media Partners, and PalmStar Media.
The film premiered in the Spotlight section at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, generating a fair amount of buzz to sold out screenings.
It was picked up for distribution in late 2014 by Anchor Bay Entertainment in collaboration with Starz.
“This is an amazing film,” said Kevin Kasha, head of acquisitions for Starz. “It’s a gripping story with a great cast and we’re excited to have it on Starz and to handle distribution via Starz Digital Media and Anchor Bay.”
“Every Secret Thing is a remarkable collaboration of females in film and offers a unique look into the minds of teenagers,” said director Amy Berg. “I am so pleased it will be in theatres in the spring.”
The film will hit theaters and On Demand nationwide on May 15, 2015.