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A remake of Juan José Campanella’s 2010 Oscar winning film of the same name (Elsecreto de sus Ojos), the film tells the story of a close-knit team of FBI investigators – Ray (Ejiofor) and Jess (Roberts) – and District Attorney Claire (Kidman) who are torn apart when they discover that Jess’s teenage daughter has been brutally murdered.
After searching obsessively for the elusive killer for over 13 years, Ray uncovers a lead that may finally allow them to resolve the case.
A tale of personal vengeance on the human soul, The Secret in their Eyes is written and directed by Captain Phillips director Billy Ray. In addition to its Oscar winning leads, the film also stars Dean Norris, Michael Kelly, Joe Cole, and Don Harvey.
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- Sacha Hall
Nicole Kidman could have taken her career in a number of different directions, but after dipping her toe in some studio misfires in the mid-2000's she continues to make daring choices that many other actors with her notoriety would shy away from. In the past two years she's starred in the polarizing "Stoker," the art house hit "The Railway Man," took on "Grace of Monaco" (a film that had a dramatically different original screenplay), made kids tremble as the villain in the family blockbuster "Paddington" and played Gertrude Bell in Werner Herzog's "Queen of the Desert" which debuted at the 2015 Berlin Film Festival. But, wait. There's more. Kidman has already finished shooting the big screen adaptation of "Lion," has a significant role in Billy Ray's remake of "The Secret in Their Eyes" and stars opposite Jason Bateman in his highly anticipated drama "The Family Fang" (which has »
- Gregory Ellwood
Remaking a classic foreign film can make any true movie fan shudder. What's the point if original was so good in the first place? Remaking a recent Academy Award winner for Foreign Language Film is almost worse. After Stx Entertainment released the first trailer for the Hollywood version of "The Secret in Their Eyes" we may have have to reconsider those initial judgements. Written and directed by Billy Ray ("Captain Phillips," "Breach"), this new version of the 2009 Argentinian art house hit looks much more like an "inspired by" endeavor than a straight adaptation. The original took place over 25 years and the political context of the different eras in Argentinian history were a key part of the movie's compelling mystery. Ray's version looks much more like a straight up revenge tale (or at least that's what Stx is selling) and makes us wonder if the twist that so delightfully stunned audiences »
- Gregory Ellwood
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... Read More »
- Alex Maidy
Drawing the basics of your script from a novel that has already been adapted overseas to Oscar-winning effect can be a daunting challenge. But it’s one that Shattered Glass writer/director Billy Ray has taken on with Secret In Their Eyes, bringing Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts along with him. The first trailer has now arrived.Taken from Eduardo Sacheri’s novel La Pregunta De Sus Ojos, this new film is attempting to follow Juan José Campanella’s 2009 Argentinian effort The Secret In Their Eyes, which went home with the Best Foreign Language Film award at the 2010 Oscars. Along with knocking off that initial “The”, Ray tweaked the plot to add in more of a female presence in the lead when Roberts expressed her interest.The story follows similar lines, with Roberts and Ejiofor as FBI colleagues called to investigate a body found brutally murdered and left in a dumpster. »
The remake train continues to churn along in Hollywood and this time, the powers that be are taking on the 2009 Spanish thriller The Secret in Their Eyes which, upon its theatrical release in North America, made a big splash raking in a nice chunk of change and landing the movie on IMDb's top 250. All of this to say that the original is not some festival favourite few have seen.
The remake is being toted as more of a fresh take on Eduardo Sacheri's novel (which was also the basis for the first movie) about a team of FBI investigators whose lives are turned upside down they're called to a murder scene and discover the body of a teenage girl who happens to be the daughter of one of the investigators.
Writer/director Billy Ray is not prolific but his previous directing credi [Continued ...] »
The thriller follows two colleagues called to investigate a body found brutally murdered and left in a dumpster - a body which turned out to be the teen daughter of one of them. Though they have a prime suspect, the case collapses and over the next thirteen years and so begins an obsessional drive to find the truth and resolve the case.
The new film, which comes from "Shattered Glass" writer/director Billy Ray, stars Julia Roberts, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Nicole Kidman along with a slightly shortened title and what is said to be a stronger female presence than the original. Today comes the first trailer for the film which you can see below:
- Garth Franklin
Julia Roberts, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Nicole Kidman round out the heavy-hitting cast of Secret in Their Eyes, the upcoming remake of the 2009 Argentinian Oscar winner, El Secreto de Sus Ojos. The trailer for the film, in theaters on Oct. 23, has been released, and it's incredibly dark. Roberts plays an FBI investigator who discovers that her daughter has been brutally killed. Thirteen years after the murder, her colleague (Ejiofor) uncovers a lead that may point to the killer. The movie looks amazing (I can already see this cast touring award season together) but extremely difficult to watch. Until it's released, check out the trailer and Eduardo Sacheri's book, on which the movie is based. »
It takes a certain kind of responsibility to carry a badge and a gun. In law enforcement, one must trust in their own moral compass enough to remain impartial and just – even when the circumstances of a particular crime are deeply, devastatingly personal. That’s the dilemma faced by Julia Roberts in this fall’s remake Secret in Their Eyes – an FBI investigator, she’s suddenly faced with her worst nightmare when someone found savagely murdered in a dumpster turns out to be her own daughter. The first trailer for the star-laden thriller fully imparts the horror of her situation.
Chiwetel Ejiofor and Nicole Kidman co-star as the investigator’s partner and presiding district attorney, respectively, both of whom agonize over being forced to let the suspected killer walk free. Neither can let it go – and 13 years later, the partner comes back to the case, having gathered what he believes »
- Isaac Feldberg
A star-studded remake of the Oscar-winning Argentinian thriller, also starring Nicole Kidman, has Roberts out for revenge against the man who killed her daughter
But with a stellar cast and Billy Ray, the director of Shattered Glass and Breach, on board, it might not be the disaster that many expected. The first trailer for the remake has landed and has Chiwetel Ejiofor and Julia Roberts as FBI investigators working with their Da supervisor, played by Nicole Kidman.
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- Benjamin Lee
In 2009, Argentinian director Juan José Campanella won the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar for The Secret in Their Eyes, the story of the an investigation of cold case told in flashbacks to the 1970s. »
- Ryan Adams
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 »
- Brian Welk
In 2010, Juan José Campanella's El Secreto de sus Ojos won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film. But because Hollywood can't leave a good thing alone, it's now getting an English-language remake directed by Billy Ray. The thriller stars Julia Roberts, an FBI investigator whose teenage daughter turns up dead in a Dumpster. And when Nicole Kidman, the district attorney, can't build a strong enough case against the primary suspect, Roberts's co-worker and close friend, played by Chiwetel Ejiofor, goes on a 13-year manhunt for the guy they let walk. Just when they think they've found him and can reopen the case, Roberts goes all The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo to exact "justice" (read: revenge). The Secret in Their Eyes opens October 23. »
- Dee Lockett
In 2009, director Juan J. Campanella and his Argentine crime thriller film, "El Secreto De Sus Ojos" ("The Secret In Their Eyes") scored international acclaim when the critically regarded film went on to win the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. Of course, naturally, when a movie’s that good, but not in English, Hollywood assume, and perhaps not incorrectly, that only so many North American audiences will actually watch it. Thus, it’s time for an English-Language remake. Read More: Watch: First Trailer For 'Secret In Their Eyes' With Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman & Julia Roberts Written and directed by Billy Ray (the writer of “Captain Phillips,” the director of “Shattered Glass”) “Secret In Their Eyes” is an intense, powerful, haunting thriller starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts. Here’s the official synopsis: A tight-knit team of rising FBI investigators - Ray (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and Jess (Julia Roberts), along. »
- Edward Davis
Paris – Leonardo Sbaragalia (“Wild Tales”) and Rachida Brakni (“The Straight Line”) are attached to star in “11,247,” a psycho thriller set up at Spain’s Tornasol Films and Argentina’s Haddock Films, producers of Oscar-winning “The Secret in their Eyes.”
Like “Secret,” “11,247” explores what its director, Gabriel Mamruth, calls “the collateral damage” of Argentina’s Dirty War, waged by its Junta dictatorship, with a character setting out to discover the truth behind an life-changing event: Here, the discovery by a Spain-based Interpol agent, that his father, who supposedly disappeared during the dictatorship, is still alive, living under a false identity in Paris.
But when Lucas finally confronts his father, the truth is not as black-and-white as he may have expected, Mamruth explained at Small is Biutiful, a key Spanish film project forum that, part of the Paris Spanish film festival Different 8!, took place Friday in Paris.
- John Hopewell and Elsa Keslassy
Remakes of Latin America’s treasure trove of pics continue to heat up as 3pas Studios, run by Mexican helmer-thesp Eugenio Derbez, above, and former Pantelion production chief Ben Odell, has unveiled plans to make a bilingual version of Argentine hit “Un Cuento Chino.” Pic is set up at Pantelion Films, the Lionsgate-Televisa joint venture where 3pas Studios inked a first-look deal.
Sebastian Borensztein’s original comedy starred Ricardo Darin, Argentina’s biggest star, who toplined foreign-language Oscar winner “The Secret in Their Eyes.” “Un Cuento Chino” (Chinese Take-Out) was among the highest-grossing pics of all time in Argentina. Odell, along with Pampa Films’ Pablo Buscarini and Pablo Bossi, Tornasol’s Gerardo Herrero and Telefe’s Axel Kuschevatzky, produced the comedy.
“Un Cuento Chino” tracks a lost Chinese immigrant and a cantankerous Argentine hardware store owner whose lives become entangled by a tragic incident that involves a cow falling from the sky. »
- Anna Marie de la Fuente
Madrid – “3Lorca3,” a directorial three-hander from Luis Miñarro, Roberto Gaston and Karim Ainouz, Fernando Franco’s “Morir” and “11247,” one of the latest projects from Academy Award winners Tornasol and Haddock Films, will be presented at 2015’s Small is Biutiful, a prestige Paris co-production forum for Spanish films.
Organized by Espagnolas en Paris and the Ile de France Film Commission, and backed by Cannes’ Marché du Film – a powerful combo – Small is Biutiful forms part of Different! The Other Spanish Cinema, firmly established as the major Spanish film fest/industry event in Paris. Now in its eighth edition, it serves as a significant industry corridor between edgier indie projects in Spain and France’s art-house/crossover industry, by far the largest in Europe.
Different8! kicks off June 12 with Rendez-vous a l’Opera!, a Spanish film sales event attended this year by a record 44 French distribution execs, plus the sales agents – Film Factory, »
- John Hopewell
“The Bronze,” a raunchy comedy about a troubled Olympic gymnast, will try to stick the landing next fall.
Relativity Studios is moving the film from July 10, 2015, when it was slate to debut in limited release, to October 16, 2015. It will once again debut in a limited cluster of theaters before expanding on October 23, 2015.
The studio was concerned that the film would be overshadowed by an onslaught of R-rated summer comedies like “Ted 2,” “Vacation,” and “Spy,” and felt that October was a less competitive time, according to an individual with knowledge. In its new release date, “The Bronze” can steer clear of the over a dozen comedies all vying for audience attention from May through August. There aren’t as many mainstream funny movies this fall, and its new slot is one vacated by “Vacation,” which moved into July.
- Brent Lang
Memorial Day Weekend 4 day estimates are in and though it was a week weekend overall - Tomorrowland was soft which is quite scary since its budget was decidedly not -- but the three top holdovers are all bonafide hits with moviegoers.
Tomorrowland reached for a giant pot of gold, came up short.
Top Five Wide
May 22-25 Weekend
01 Tomorrowland New $41.7
02 Pitch Perfect 2 $38.5 (cum. $126) Review
03 Mad Max: Fury Road $32.1 (cum. $95.5) Review & Podcast
04 Avengers: Age of Ultron $27.8 (cum. $410.9) Review & Marathon & Podcast
05 Poltergeist NEWbutOLD $26.5
If you adjust for inflation Avengers: Age of Ultron might end its run as only the seventh highest grossing superhero flick of all time behind (in this order) The Avengers (2012), The Dark Knight (2008), Spider-Man (2002), Batman (1989), Spider-Man 2 (2004), and Superman (1978), though the latter is within reach if it can hold its theaters. Which is not to say that it isn't a massive hit; the sequel shouldn't have any problem »
- NATHANIEL R
Fox International Channels Latin America and Sony Pictures Television are backing Oscar-winner Juan Jose Campanella’s upcoming series “Entre canibales,” a political revenge thriller produced by Argentine leading broadcaster Telefe.
A high-end TV drama, designed as two 60-episode seasons, “Entre canibales” premieres Wednesday May 20 on Telefe, and is scheduled to air Monday to Thursday every week.
Fic Latin America has taken a co-production stake in “Canibales.” Under the deal, Fic will launch each episode of the series across the region via its Fox Life network, one day after “Canibales” segs broadcast on Telefe.
Sony Pictures Television will distribute the TV series in both the U.S. Hispanic and Latin American markets.
Uruguayan channel Monte Carlo TV, which has also joined the series as co-producer, snagging Uruguayan broadcasting TV rights, will air “Canibales” from Thursday May 21 in primetime.
- Emiliano De Pablos
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