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Chiwetel Ejiofor-Julia Roberts’ Thriller ‘Secret in Their Eyes’ Sells to Stx for U.S.

2 December 2014 7:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Robert SimondsStx Entertainment has acquired U.S. rights to the remake of “The Secret in Their Eyes” starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Julia Roberts and Nicole Kidman.

The film will begin shooting in January in Los Angeles with Billy Ray directing.

Ejiofor will play an assistant district attorney returning to Los Angeles as a team of investigators uncovers new evidence in a 13-year-old case that may finally convict the savage killer of a child. A shocking, undisclosed development will reveal the lasting toll vengeance takes on a person’s soul.

The project had moved forward at Cannes when Ray, the writer of “Captain Phillips,” signed on to direct the adaptation of the Argentinean pic that won the 2009 Academy Award for foreign-language film. Im Global, which is financing, began selling rights at Cannes.

Route One has come on board as a financer.

The original, directed by Juan Jose Campanella and starring Ricardo Darin, »

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FilmSharks cuts Papers deal with Disney

9 November 2014 7:11 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Film Sharks International has licensed Papers In The Wind to Disney in a pan-Latin American deal.

Guido Rud plans a work-in-progress screening at next month’s Ventana Sur market in Buenos Aires.

Juan Taratuto will direct from a screenplay that The Secret In Their Eyes screenwriter Eduardo Sacheri has adapted from his own novel.

Papers In The Wind (Papeles En El Viento) is a comedy about three men who take care of their recently deceased friend’s daughter and try to turn his investment in a football player into a lucrative piece of business.

Diego Peretti, Pablo Rago, Pablo Echarri and Diego Torres star.

“We are so happy being on board on this film, which has so much international crossover potential and layers comedy, thriller, love and passion,” said Rud. »

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Toronto: Julia Roberts Joins Chiwetel Ejiofor, Gwyneth Paltrow in ‘Secret in Their Eyes’ Remake

4 September 2014 4:20 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Julia Roberts is in talks to come on board Billy Ray’s remake of “The Secret in Their Eyes” opposite Chiwetel Ejiofor and Gwyneth Paltrow.

Im Global, which is fully financing the project, is selling the rights to the project at the Toronto Film Festival.

The project had moved forward at Cannes when Ray, the writer of “Captain Phillips,” signed on to direct with Ejiofor and Paltrow attached to the adaptation of the Argentinean pic that won the 2009 Academy Award for foreign-language film.

The original, directed by Juan Jose Campanella and starring Ricardo Darin, was based on the Eduardo Sacheri novel about a romance between a retired judiciary employee and a judge who work to solve a 1974 rape and murder two decades after it took place.

Mark Johnson will produce along with John Ufland. The remake, described as a sophisticated crime thriller, is scheduled to start production this fall.

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