‘West of Memphis’ helmer to adapt ‘Secret Thing’

Amy Berg to make narrative directorial debut with Diane Lane-starrer

After directing the acclaimed documentaries “Deliver Us From Evil” and “West of Memphis,” Amy Berg is set to make her narrative helming debut with “Every Secret Thing,” a feature adaptation of Laura Lippman’s 2004 mystery novel that will star Diane Lane.

Nicole Holofcener wrote the script, and Likely Story’s Anthony Bregman will produce with Frances McDormand.

Story follows two 11-year-old girls who are convicted of murdering a baby and incarcerated until they turn 18. Upon their release, children start to go missing; as the police turn their attention to the duo, the mystery surrounding the original murder takes the fore.

Lane is attached to play one of the girls’ mother, who has long known that her daughter is a gifted liar.

Berg, Oscar-nommed for producing the 2006 Catholic Church scandal docu “Deliver Us From Evil,” has been looking for the right project to transition to narrative filmmaking. A mystery about a murdered baby and missing children is a strong fit for the helmer, whose West Memphis 3 documentary deals with a similar crime. Berg produced through her Disarming Films banner along with WingNut Films principals Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, defendant Damien Echols and his wife Lorri Davis. Sony Pictures Classics will release “West of Memphis” Dec. 28.

Lane, who received an Oscar nom for her perf as a cheating wife in “Unfaithful,” recently starred in Disney’s “Secretariat.” Thesp will next be seen playing Martha Kent in Zack Snyder’s WB tentpole “Man of Steel.”

WME reps Lane and Berg, who’s also repped by Anonymous Content. Hyler Management and attorney Stan Coleman also rep Lane.

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