Diane Lane attached to Lippman’s EVERY SECRET THING.

Some time ago, Oscar winner Frances McDormand picked up the option for Laura Lippman’s amazing EVERY SECRET THING. Since then, I have been waiting to hear some news.

Deadline is reporting that Diane Lane (UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN, MUST LOVE DOGS) is on board to play detective Nancy Porter. Lane is no stranger to crime fiction, she starred in the film version of Elmore Leonard’s KILLSHOT and was slated to star in Michael Connelly’s VOID MOON before it completely collapsed.

On a July afternoon two little girls, banished from a birthday party, take a wrong turn onto an unfamiliar Baltimore street — and encounter an abandoned stroller with a baby inside it. Dutiful Alice Manning and unpredictable Ronnie Fuller only want to be helpful, to be good. People like children who are good, Alice thinks. But whatever the girls’ real intentions, things go horribly awry and three families are destroyed.

Seven years later Alice and Ronnie are heading home again — only separately this time, their fragile bond long shattered, their secrets still closely kept. Advised to avoid each other, they enter a world where they essentially have no past. In exchange, they are promised a fresh start, the chance to mold their own future.

That promise is broken when a child disappears, under disturbingly similar circumstances. And the adults in Alice’s and Ronnie’s lives — the parents, the lawyers, the police — realize that they must now confront the shattering truths they couldn’t face seven years earlier. Or another mother will lose her child.

Homicide detective Nancy Porter was a rookie cop when she solved the original case with a bit of freakish luck — and almost derailed her own career. Adept at finding the small things that can make or break a homicide case, now she must master the larger picture in order to understand where guilt truly lies. For no one is innocent in this world. Not even the children.

EST is a work of art and won the Anthony as well as the Barry award. If you have not read it, pick up a copy and settle in for a hell of a good story.