Back in 2009, Argentine director Juan José Campanella stole everyone’s attention with the crime thriller El Secreto de sus Ojos, the film that won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film at the 82nd Academy Awards. Since then, Hollywood has been wanting to make an adaptation of their own and see if the basic crime-investigation recipe still works. Well, that time has arrived.
Thanks to STX Entertainment, we now have the first trailer for the upcoming thriller Secret in Their Eyes, written and directed by Billy Ray (Captain Phillips). The film, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Julia Roberts, and Nicole Kidman, tells the story of a “tight-knit team of rising FBI investigators–Ray (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and Jess (Julia Roberts), along with their District Attorney supervisor Claire (Nicole Kidman)–who are suddenly torn apart when they discover that Jess’s teenage daughter has been brutally and inexplicably murdered. 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.”
Even though the story is way far from the original, the plot seems solid, and with performances by Ejiofor, Roberts and Kidman, we are sure to get a quality film. Now the question remains: will this be one of those good remakes? We will find out soon enough.
The film is scheduled to open in theaters on October 23rd. Watch the trailer below and let us know what you think!
Just for fun, watch below the original trailer for Argentine film El Secreto de sus Ojos, starring Ricardo Darín, Pablo Rago, and Soledad Villamil.