Dakota Fanning to play baby killer

Los Angeles: Actress Dakota Fanning has taken up the role of a baby killer in documentary maker Amy Berg`s new project.

The teenager and and Australian actress Danielle MacDonald will portray two young friends imprisoned for murder at the age of 11 in Berg`s film titled "Every Secret Thing", reports dailystar.co.uk.

The movie will take forward the pair`s story seven years after their conviction.

Announcing the casting, the film`s producers stated: "Upon their release, children start to go missing; as the police turn their attention to the duo, the mystery surrounding the original murder comes back to light."

Diane Lane will play Fanning`s mother in the film, while Elizabeth Banks will portray a police officer.