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Release Date for ‘Secret in Their Eyes’ Pushed Back a Month to Give It “A Strategic Position”

Release Date for 'Secret in Their Eyes' Pushed Back a Month to Give It "A Strategic Position"

STX Entertainment has shifted the release date for its upcoming crime thriller “Secret in Their Eyes” for the weekend prior to Thanksgiving, in order to give the film “a strategic position leading into the successful movie-going corridor,” says the press release.

Adapted from Juan José Campanella’s 2010 Academy Award-winning Best Foreign Language Film, “Secret in Their Eyes” is directed by Billy Ray, and stars Chiwetel EjioforNicole Kidman, and Julia Roberts, is now set for November 20, 2015, it was announced today by Kevin Grayson, President of Domestic Theatrical Distribution for STX. The film was previously slated for release on October 23, 2015.

“‘Secret in Their Eyes’ is a smart, well-crafted crime thriller with a remarkable cast that has broad commercial appeal for adults. We launched the trailer over the July 4th weekend and have been thrilled with the response.  We believe this is a time of year where our audience will be looking for quality films, and are pleased to give them this compelling date night thriller,” said Kevin Grayson of STX Entertainment.  

Official synopsis reads: “After FBI investigator Ray (Chiwetel Ejiofor) finds the teenage daughter of his partner Jess (Julia Roberts) murdered in a brutal crime, they team with the District Attorney, Claire (Nicole Kidman), and make it their crusade to bring the murderer to justice.  Their passion meets cold reality, however, when they realize the murderer is a protected witness in an ongoing terror investigation – they can only watch as he walks free.  After searching every day for 13 years, they uncover a surprising new lead that takes them on an intense pursuit of the elusive killer.  No one is prepared, however, for the shocking, unspeakable secret that will reveal the enduring, destructive effects of grief and vengeance on the human soul.  Interweaving past and present, ‘The Secret In Their Eyes’ is a deeply layered mystery that explores the boundaries of justice, and asks the question, how far would you go to right an unfathomable wrong?”

Produced by Mark Johnson (“Rain Man,” “Breaking Bad”) and IM Global President of Production Matt Jackson, the filmmaking team collaborated with Juan José Campanella, director of the Argentinian film upon which this adaptation is based. Campanella serves as executive producer of the film along with IM Global’s Stuart FordJohn Ufland and Jeremiah Samuels.

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