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Watch: First Trailer For ‘Secret In Their Eyes’ With Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman & Julia Roberts

Watch: First Trailer For ‘Secret In Their Eyes’ With Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman & Julia Roberts

If there is one movie that didn’t need a remake, it’s Juan José Campanella‘s Oscar winning “Secret In Their Eyes.” And yet, one can’t deny that the combo of Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts, along with “Shattered Glass” writer/director Billy Ray is a compelling one. But the question still lingers of why this story needed to be retold, and what could be improved.

“I felt that as great as that movie is, and I literally mean great, I felt that it needed to be made into a slightly more muscular version of itself, and that just meant it needed a little bit more story and a couple of things I thought were sort of uniquely American touches to justify retelling the story,” Ray told EW. “I’m pretty confident we found all that.”

READ MORE: New First Look Photos: ‘Secret In Their Eyes’ With Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman & Julia Roberts 

Whether or not it works, you can see for yourself in the first trailer. The story has been tweaked and now on a team of FBI investigators haunted by an unsolved case. 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? 

“Secret In Their Eyes” opens on October 23rd. Does this look like a potential awards contender to you? Watch below.

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