Julia Robert, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Nicole Kidman star in The Secret in Their Eyes, an English-language remake of Juan José Campanella‘s 2009 thriller. The Argentine film won the Academy Award that year for Best Foreign Language Film, and now has a rather intriguing American adaptation.
Here is the trailer for The Secret in Their Eyes:
Here is 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?”
The film is directed by Shattered Glass filmmaker Billy Ray, who has traversed this avenue before in the superior and underrated film, Breach. Along with Roberts – who it is nice to see in something different from her familiar territory – Ejiofor, and Kidman, The Secret in Their Eyes also stars Breaking Bad‘s Dean Norris.
The Secret in Their Eyes opens October 23.