In 2009, director Juan J. Campanella and his Argentine crime thriller film, “El Secreto De Sus Ojos” (“The Secret In Their Eyes“) scored international acclaim when the critically regarded film went on to win the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. Of course, naturally, when a movie’s that good, but not in English, Hollywood assume, and perhaps not incorrectly, that only so many North American audiences will actually watch it. Thus, it’s time for an English-Language remake.
Written and directed by Billy Ray (the writer of “Captain Phillips,” the director of “Shattered Glass”) “Secret In Their Eyes” is an intense, powerful, haunting thriller starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts. Here’s the official synopsis:
A tight-knit team of rising FBI investigators – Ray (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and Jess (Julia Roberts), along with their District Attorney supervisor Claire (Nicole Kidman) – is suddenly torn apart when they discover that Jess’s teenage daughter has been brutally and inexplicably murdered.
Now, thirteen years later, after obsessively searching every day for the elusive killer, Ray finally uncovers a new lead that he’s certain can permanently resolve the case, nail the vicious murderer, and bring long-desired closure to his team. No one is prepared, however, for the shocking, unspeakable secret that will reveal the enduring, destructive effects of personal vengeance on the human soul.
Interweaving past and present, this deeply layered mystery explores the murky boundaries between justice and revenge, and asks the question: how far would you go to right an unfathomable wrong?
Due in theaters October 23, new photos from the film have arrived ahead of the trailer, which will arrive tomorrow. Check them all out below.