The original The Secret in Their Eyes Juan Jose Campanella won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language film, swept the Argentinian equivalent of the Oscars, and now sits comfortably in the IMDB Top 250. Though it didn’t make our list of Top 10 Foot Chases, it has one of the best long takes around and was an incredible mix of romance, suspense, and revenge.
Six years later an American remake has arrived from Billy Ray (Breach, Shattered Glass) starring Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman, and Chiwetel Ejiofor, and the first trailer looks promising. I would’ve never guessed Julia would ever take the role of the hardened detective out for revenge, but here she is. Here’s the full 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 October 23 and also stars Dean Norris and Michael Kelly. Watch the trailer below: