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The adaptation of author Laura Lippman's crime novel centres on two teenagers, Ronnie and Alice (Fanning and Australian actress Danielle Macdonald), who were sentenced with jail time for kidnapping a child when they were younger.
Dakota Fanning: 'I'm not going to flaunt my private life'
Shortly after their release from prison, another kidnapping takes place in their town, leaving the newly-freed Ronnie and Alice under suspicion once again.
Banks has been cast as the detective investigating the new kidnapping case, while Lane portrays Ronnie's over-protective mother.
Every Secret Thing opens on May 15 in the Us and July 22 in the UK. »
"Every Secret Thing" is a crime film directed by Amy J. Berg and written by Nicole Holofcener, that's based on the 2004 novel of the same name written by Laura Lippman, which centers on the investigation into a series of missing children and the prime suspects: 2 young women who, 7 years prior, were institutionalized for the death of an infant. The film stars Diane Lane, Elizabeth Banks, Dakota Fanning, Danielle Macdonald, Nate Parker, and Common; Lane plays the role of Helen Manning, the mother of Alice Manning, an 18-year-old girl (Macdonald) who becomes a suspect in the disappearance of a missing child. Banks plays Detective Nancy Porter, who is investigating the case, and who »
- Tambay A. Obenson
It's been 14 years since Dakota Fanning stole our hearts in "I Am Sam," but now, she finally has come to terms with her child star past. The 21-year-old star graces the cover of the May issue of Nylon, where she opens up about how it feels to be seen as a child actor, even though she's an adult. "I've made my peace with the fact that there will be some people who, for the rest of my life, will believe I'm, like, 9 years old," she tells the mag. "I have this joke that I'm literally going to be 35, married, and pregnant and people are still going to say, 'Oh my god, you grew up so fast! I can't believe it!'" "And yeah, sometimes when you're 21 years old and people are still saying that, you just want to rip your hair out. But I'm Ok with it," she says. "I know who I am. »
- tooFab Staff
Dakota Fanning is all grown up. Nearly two decades after she starred opposite Sean Penn in I Am Sam, the actress opens up to Nylon's May issue about how it feels to be seen as a child star, even though she's an adult. "I've made my peace with the fact that there will be some people who, for the rest of my life, will believe I'm, like, 9 years old. I have this joke that I'm literally going to be 35, married, and pregnant and people are still going to say, 'Oh my god, you grew up so fast! I can't believe it!' And yeah, sometimes when you're 21 years old and people are still saying that, you just want to rip your hair out. But I'm Ok with it," she says. "I know who I »
Generally speaking, a movie like Every Secret Thing would end up on some backburner list somewhere as a reminder of something to catch up with eventually. Thing is that Every Secret Thing has so much talent behind it, it's instantly made the other list. The one of movies to watch as soon as possible.
Adapted from Laura Lippman's novel by acclaimed writer/director Nicole Holofcener, the movie stars Dakota Fanning and Danielle Macdonald as Ronnie and Alice, teen girls who, in their youth, were responsible for the kidnapping and death of a child. They've been incarcerated for eight years and a mere days after their release and return home, another child disappears and the girls are the key suspects in the investigation which is being led by Nancy Porter (Elizabeth Banks), t [Continued ...] »
The film, which revolves around the lives of people in a small town, is based on short stories by Maile Meloy. Shooting in Montana wrapped recently. Stewart portrays a lawyer from Boise, Idaho, who takes a teaching job several hours from her house. She develops a friendship with a local woman who’s auditing her class.
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- Dave McNary
Amy Berg is a rising filmmaker who started her career on a documentary hot streak with the docs West of Memphis and Deliver Us From Evil, and now she’s adapting her first full feature with a story that’s ripped from the headlines.
Every Secret Thing is a Fincher-esque thriller starring Dakota Fanning as a teenager just released from prison after having kidnapped a baby when she was just a young girl. Now a new child has gone missing just three miles from where the first kidnapping took place, and a detective (Elizabeth Banks) suspects Fanning. Here’s the full synopsis:
Every Secret Thing is a psychological crime thriller produced byAcademy Award-winning actress Frances McDormand (Fargo), which premiered in the Spotlight section at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. Directed by Amy J. Berg (Deliver Us from Evil, West of Memphis) and written by Nicole Holofcener (Friends With Money, Enough Said »
- Brian Welk
Lineup & Pre-fest Announcements Tribeca: Watch Indiewire Talk to Ethan Hawke, Taylor Schilling, Olivia Wilde and More at the Apple Store Steve Buscemi, Whoopi Goldberg and More Set as 2015 Tribeca Film Festival Jurors Tribeca Film Institute Announces Participants for 4th Annual 'Tfi Interactive' Tribeca Film Festival Announces Disruptive Innovation Award Honorees 'Goodfellas' 25th Anniversary Reunion to Close 2015 Tribeca Film Festival George Lucas, Christopher Nolan, Stephen Colbert and More Set for Tribeca Film Festival Panels Tribeca 2015 Unveils Innovation Programming Lineup, Featuring Talks From Top CEOs and Scientists New Films Starring Oscar Isaac, Glenn Close and Kristen Stewart Added to 2015 Tribeca Film Festival Lineup New Films Starring James Franco, Richard Gere and Dakota Fanning to Premiere at 2015 Tribeca Film Festival Tribeca Film Festival Will Open with 'Saturday Night Live' Documentary 'Live From New York!' News Coming soon! Meet The »
Fresh from the Tribeca Film Festival where it played to full screens comes Every Secret Thing, a new thriller starring Diane Lane, Elizabeth Banks and Dakota Fanning. The film has a first trailer that you can watch below. Just click the big ‘play’ button and let it weave it dark, trailer-y spell. Directed by Amy Berg (Deliver Us From Evil) and produced by Frances McDormand, this thriller has a female focus the genre is not always known for. For screenwriter Nicole Holofcener, director of Enough Said and Friends With Money, this is a shift into darker terrain with a story of child abduction that sees Banks as a detective investigating a missing child. Fanning plays the prime suspect in the abduction, 18-year-old Veronica ‘Ronnie’ Fuller. Danielle Macdonald is her fellow prime suspect, Alice Manning. Lane plays Alice's mother, bristling as Banks' 'tec comes knocking, suspecting the worst of her daughter. »
The first trailer for director Amy Berg’s (An Open Secret, Prophet’s Prey) feature debut Every Secret Thing has arrived online, which you can check out below. The film stars Dakota Fanning (Night Moves), Diane Lane (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games), Nate Parker (About Alex), and Common (Selma).
Every Secret Thing is a psychological crime thriller produced by Academy Award-winning actress Frances McDormand (Fargo), which premiered in the Spotlight section at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. Directed by Amy J. Berg (Deliver Us from Evil, West of Memphis) and written by Nicole Holofcener (Friends With Money, Enough Said), it is based on a 2004 novel of the same name by New York Times best-selling author Laura Lippman about the chilling consequences of the secrets we keep. The film stars Diane Lane, Elizabeth Banks, Dakota Fanning, Danielle Macdonald, Nate Parker, and Common.
Detective Nancy Porter (Banks »
- Scott J. Davis
Read More: Watch: Amy Berg Explores Polygamy in Exclusive Sundance 'Prophet's Prey' Clip 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 »
- Zack Sharf
Out of the vast quantity of movies produced for mass consumption, a staggeringly low percentage hail from female directors, screenwriters and producers. This sad-but-true fact brings to light the very matter of representation in one of the most profitable and high-profile industries, and so when films such as Every Secret Thing come along, they’re worth investigating. And, as it goes, the latest effort from director Amy J. Berg (Deliver Us From Evil) centers around a police investigation in a small American town.
In addition to its director, Every Secret Thing has a wealth of veritable female talent attached to its production. It’s based on the novel by Laura Lippman, was adapted for the screen by Nicole Holofcener (Enough Said), is produced by Frances McDormand (Fargo), and stars Elizabeth Banks, Diane Lane, Dakota Fanning and Danielle Macdonald. With the movie’s release date not due for another month, there »
- Gem Seddon
There’s a lot of talk about female filmmakers these days. Michelle MacClaren dropping out of “Wonder Woman”, a situation reminiscent of Patty Jenkins dropping out of “Thor: The Dark World,” has made many ask: is Hollywood unfriendly when it comes to female-helmed films? It’s a sobering thought that gives you pause as it is already difficult for women to break through in the industry. For our money, there is one female filmmaker who is firing on all cylinders right now and isn’t being appreciated at the level she should be: Amy Berg. She has released two fantastic docs in the last twelve months (“An Open Secret” and “Prophet’s Prey”), and she’s got her feature-length dramatic debut on deck. Titled “Every Secret Thing,” the movie is a David Fincher-esque psychological drama and crime thriller, and it features a solid cast of Diane Lane, Elizabeth Banks, »
- Rodrigo Perez
"Enemy," "Martha Marcy May Marlene," "Simon Killer," "The One I Love," "5 To 7" — even if you don't know the names Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans, you've undoubtedly heard the work of the very prolific composing duo. This year alone they've had compositions in three Sundance films ("Last Days In The Desert," "Nasty Baby," "The Wolfpack") and now comes the Tribeca Film Festival where you'll hear even more from them in "The Driftless Area" and "Franny." And today, we've got an exclusive listen to "Franny's Theme" from the latter picture. Written and directed by Andrew Renzi, and starring Richard Gere, Dakota Fanning, Theo James, Clarke Peters, Cheryl Hines, and Dylan Baker, the drama follows a rich eccentric man who worms his way into the lives of a deceased friend’s young daughter and her new husband. And the theme music certainly evokes a drama with »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Read More: Tiff: Richard Gere Discusses His Career Redefining Performance in 'Time Out Of Mind' Andrew Renzi brings his first feature, "Franny," to Tribeca alongside a cast featuring Richard Gere, Theo James and Dakota Fanning. Richard Gere delivers a bravura performance as the title character, a rich eccentric who worms his way into the lives of a deceased friend’s young daughter (Dakota Fanning) and her new husband (Theo James). The narrative feature debut of writer-director Andrew Renzi, Franny is a warm and winsome drama about the pangs of the past, and the families we choose. Read More: Meet the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival Filmmakers What's your film about in 140 characters or less? Franny "Francis" Watts is rich, he’s handsome, and he’s single, so what’s the problem? The problem is he’s sixty, and he’s not sure what he has to show for it. Now what's it Really about? »
- David Ballard
Read More: Meet the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival Filmmakers After moving into his childhood home on Chicago’s South Side, Grammy Award–winning rapper Che "Rhymefest" Smith hesitantly sets out to reconnect with his estranged father, the man who abandoned him over twenty years ago. In My Father’s House is a stirring, multigenerational chronicle of Che's sincere but often-fraught journey to build a future for his own family by reconnecting with his traumatic past. [Synopsis Courtesy of Tribeca] Co-directors Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg share the challenges they faced in making a verite film, and what they hope audiences will take away from Che "Rhymfest" Smith's journey. Read More: New Films Starring James Franco, Richard Gere and Dakota Fanning to Premiere at 2015 Tribeca Film Festival What's your film about in 140 characters or less? "In My Father's House" follows Grammy winning rap artist Che “Rhymfest” Smith on his journey of self-discovery and »
- Jena Keahon
Countless films are set during the Victorian Era, and with good reason. The style of dress and grand decor are ripe for cinematic use while its rigid structure typically offers a poignant exploration of oppression.
Set in 1847, Effie Gray tells the true story of the title character’s (Dakota Fanning) doomed marriage to art critic John Ruskin (Greg Wise). The film’s muted tones and foggy backdrop convey the young woman’s inner turmoil while the binding costumes illustrate her limited options. Directed by Richard Laxton, the drama was penned by Emma Thompson, who also stars as journalism pioneer Elizabeth Eastlake.
During the film’s New York premiere at the Paris Theater, we had the chance to ask Fanning about working with a script written by an actor and understanding the social pressures of the time. Check out what she had to say in the video above, and enjoy! »
- Justine Browning
As soon as I saw "Effie Gray," I asked for an interview with the movie's writer-star, Emma Thompson. Nope. Not doing any interviews. The reason? Two copyright lawsuits waged against the Oscar-winning screenwriter ("Sense and Sensibility") and actress ("Howard's End") prevented her from talking about the film. She won both cases that charged her with plagiarizing other scripts about the same subject, the strange relationship between young Euphemia "Effie" Gray (Dakota Fanning) and her older husband, workaholic art critic John Ruskin (Greg Wise, Thompson's husband). Neglected and unfulfilled, Gray falls in love with Pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais (Tom Sturridge). In the specialty world, it seems, you're either a winner with a strong festival presence and marketing campaign behind you and possible awards attention ahead, or you're a small non-entity, a loser. (This story also reminds of the dangers of high-profile »
- Anne Thompson
Kristen Stewart, 'Camp X-Ray' star, to join cast of 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk' Kristen Stewart to join 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk' movie After putting away her Bella Swan wig and red (formerly brown) contact lenses, Kristen Stewart has been making a number of interesting career choices. Here are three examples: Stewart was a U.S. soldier who befriends an inmate (Peyman Moaadi) at the American Gulag, Guantanamo, in Peter Sattler's little-seen (at least in theaters) Camp X-Ray. She was one of Best Actress Oscar winner Julianne Moore's daughters in Wash Westmoreland and the recently deceased Richard Glatzer's Alzheimer's drama Still Alice. She was the personal assistant to troubled, aging actress Juliette Binoche in Olivier Assayas' Clouds of Sils Maria, which earned her a history-making Best Supporting Actress César. (Stewart became the first American actress to take home the French Academy Award. »
- Andre Soares
Back when she was a popular child actor, Dakota Fanning’s great strength was her intensity. She always seemed to have an unyielding focus and an unnerving glare. In her more grown-up roles, that intensity has waned, replaced by a certain reserve. At her best, she makes you wonder what’s going on inside her head — those huge eyes, so alert when she was just a child, now feel more coy, thoughtful. At her worst, though, she vanishes off the screen. In the new film Effie Gray, she manages to do both. Fanning’s controlled presence is ideal for a tale of Victorian repression. But as the film becomes one of quiet liberation, it needs more than her cool reserve. It needs passion — even if it’s of the slow-boiling kind — and I’m not sure that’s there.Fanning plays the title character, who was wed to the influential »
- Bilge Ebiri
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