Dakota Fanning and Danielle Macdonald have joined the cast of Amy Berg’s crime drama “Every Secret Thing,” joining Diane Lane and Elizabeth Banks.
Production companies Likely Story, Merced Media Partners, Palmstar Media Capital, and Hyde Park International made the announcement Thursday at Berlin, where Hyde Park is handling international sales.
Likely Story’s Anthony Bregman is producing with Frances McDormand. Exec producers are Palmstar’s Kevin Frakes, Merced Media’s Raj Singh and Stuart Brown, Hyde Park’s Ashok Amritraj, Likely Story’s Stefanie Azpiazu, and Michael Bederman.
Lensing will begin March 25 in New York with Berg directing from a script by Nicole Holofcener, adapted from Laura Lippman’s 2004 novel.
Story follows two 11-year-old girls convicted of murdering a baby who are incarcerated until they turn 18. Upon their release, children start to go missing and as the police turn their attention to the duo.
Fanning and Macdonald will play the 18-year old girls, and Lane will play the mother of one of the girls. Banks plays the lead police officer.
It’s the narrative feature debut for Berg, who directed documentaries “Deliver Us From Evil” and “West of Memphis.”
Likely Story and Hyde Park teamed on 2011 comedy “Our Idiot Brother” which also starred Banks.
I have added to the gallery Dakota’s scans from Glamour with her full interview, so be sure to check it out.
March – Glamour
Dakota graces the cover of March issue of Glamour magazine, looking stunning as always. I have added to the gallery outtakes and scans of Dakota and also check out the behind the scenes video and interview below.
Can we make this official? Dakota Fanning isn’t a child actress anymore. When she arrives at the Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood, she’s wearing a black half-leather miniskirt, over-the-knee boots, Cartier jewelry, and a whisper-thin white tee—a far cry from the waif who starred in I Am Samat age seven or the perma-tween vampire she played in the Twilight series. And not only does she have casual-sexy glam down perfectly; this 19-year-old, with her messy-cute hair and short, chipped glitter-orange nails, actually strikes us as fun. Serious, we-want-to-be-friends-with-that-girl fun. Here’s a sneak-peek at Amy Spencer’s interview with our March cover star:
On if she’s having fun with the “fashion icon moment” she and sister Elle are having now…“It’s really fun when you’re getting dressed for something. It’s not when you’re in the rain with an umbrella and trying to carry a case of water. Yep, that’s me, alone, coming from Duane Reade. I’m not wearing a bra. Deal with it.”
On if she was surprised when her Marc Jacobs perfume ad was banned in the U.K. in 2011 for being “sexually provocative.” [In the ad Fanning sits on the floor with a large perfume bottle between her legs.]“Yeah, I was! If you want to read something into a perfume bottle, then I guess you can. But it’s also like, Why are you making it about that, you creep? I love Marc and trust him, and we just laughed about it.”
On if she’d ever turn her love of clothes into a career a fashion designer…“I don’t think so. I mean, I won ’t rule it out, because then one day I’ll be like, “I said that in Glamour in 2013, and here I am now [with my own line].” But when you know designers and see the work that they put into making their collection, and how much passion they have for that—I think that’s so amazing. And I don’t have the passion to design clothes. It’s nice to be able to grow up and know what you want to do…. I’m reminded of that every time I make a film.”
On what little sister Elle has taught her…
“She’s very uninhibited and will try pretty much anything. Even the way she dresses— she dresses totally for herself. She risks being made fun of…by me, which I sometimes do, because I’m an older sister! But I totally admire her and think she’s very cool.”
Read the complete interview with Dakota Fanning in the March issue of Glamour, on newsstands February 5
With her new movie “Breaking Dawn – Part 2″ set to hit theaters on November 16th, Dakota Fanning pitched in on promotions by covering the December 2012 issue of InStyle UK magazine.
The 18-year-old actress struck a range of playful poses for the Karen Collins shot spread while opening up about topics including the Kristen Stewart cheating scandal and why she’s still a single lady.
Highlights from Miss Fanning’s interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to InStyle UK!
On the scandal involving gal pal Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson:
“Well, I just think that media frenzies like that… Everyone thinks they have the right to, you know, publicise the struggles and sadness and heartbreak and all of that. It’s like, ‘Why do you think you are the authority to judge people’s experiences?”
On her Marc Jacobs’ Oh, Lola! perfume campaign that was banned in the UK last year:
“I’ve always been drawn to material that’s more kind of heavy, you know? Whether it be dark or dramatic or sometimes disturbing. And that can be hard to do when people think you’re still a kid.”
On why she’s single:
“I’m not the kind of girl who really wants boyfriends in my life. I’m very black and white in what I feel and I don’t wanna be with someone that I don’t foresee spending a long time with.”
Dakota Fanning is doing her bit to promote the final instalment of ‘Twilight: Breaking Dawn –Part Two’ and has given an interview, where she asks why people think they can judge on other people’s heartbreak, when talking about the cheating scandal that surrounded her co-stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson this summer.
The 18-year-old, who stars in the December edition of InStyle magazine, also starred with Kristen in the 2010 movie ‘The Runaways’, admits that she can’t understand how people can pass judgement so easily on private lives.
“Everyone thinks they have the right to, you know, publicise the struggles and sadness and heartbreak and all of that,” she said. “It’s like, ‘Why do you think you are the authority to judge people’s experiences?’ I can’t talk about it.”
Dakota, who stars as Jane in the hit vampire movie, confesses that she’ll stay single for a while as she doesn’t need a boyfriend.
The career-driven actress, explained: “You know, I’m not the kind of girl or person who really wants boyfriends in my life. “I’m also the kind of person? I’m very black and white in what I feel and I don’t wanna be with someone that I don’t foresee spending a long time with.”
Guess Dakota won’t be BFFs with Taylor Swift anytime soon then…
Dakota, who obviously has her head screwed on, also touches on the presidential election admitting that she doesn’t want to publicly endorse a candidate, but that she’s excited to have her say.
“I try to stay out of politics in my public life, because I think it’s something that causes conflict,” she said. “I can do my part to choose the President of the United States. I mean, even if that was the only responsibility that came with being 18, that’s huge. That’s why I was excited to be 18, personally, so I can choose, you know, what I believe in.”