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The trailer for The Secret in Their Eyes proves some movies can be remade

06.30.2015

Back in 2010, director Juan J Campanella won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language film for THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES. The Argentinean thriller was a powerful drama about murder and revenge. It was one of the best movies of the year which means an English language remake was practically guaranteed. We are all apprehensive any time we heard the words remake or reboot these days, but there are still some decent films that have been interpreted a second time. THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES looks like one of the ones worth your time.

Starring a stellar cast led by Chiwetel Ejiofor, Julia Roberts, and Nicole Kidman, the new THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES comes from writer/director Billy Ray. Ray, best known for scripting THE HUNGER GAMES and CAPTAIN PHILLIPS recently, looks like he is not taking any of the edge or darkness out of the film.

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? 

It has been a long time since I said a movie starring Julia Roberts and Nicole Kidman was a must see, but THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES looks very faithful to the original movie with some damn fine performances from all involved. Chiwetel Ejiofor is turning into one of my favorite actors and it is nice to see him getting lead roles like this. I just hope that the movie lives up to this excellent first trailer.

THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES also stars House of Cards' Michael Kelly and Breaking Bad's Dean Norris. It opens in theaters on October 23rd.

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