Friday 22 November 2019

Banks and Lane to keep a Secret

Elizabeth Banks will play a convicted murderer in her next film
Elizabeth Banks will play a convicted murderer in her next film

Elizabeth Banks is to team up with Diane Lane for harrowing crime drama Every Secret Thing.

The duo are tipped to portray convicted teen killers trying to adapt to life on the outside after being released from juvenile detention. But when children start to go missing the finger is pointed at them, Collider.com reports.

Frances McDormand is on board as a producer for the film, which is to be directed by Amy Berg from Nicole Holofcener's script.

Producer Anthony Bregman said: "Great, female-driven crime movies are few and far between - and one this original and surprising is like a gift. It's gratifying that so many talented and enthusiastic collaborators agree - from the creative to the financial sides and everywhere in between."

The drama, based on the novel by Laura Lippman, is being pitched to buyers at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Filming is set to get under way in February 2013.

Elizabeth, who most recently starred in The Hunger Games and What To Expect When You're Expecting, will reprise her role as Effie Trinket in the Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire. She will next be seen in musical comedy Pitch Perfect alongside Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow and Rebel Wilson.

Diane, whose previous screen outings include Secretariat and Nights In Rodanthe, has wrapped production on Zack Snyder's Superman reboot Man Of Steel, where she plays Superman's earth mum Martha Kent.

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