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The film's cinematographer Daniel Moder is the husband of Julia Roberts. This marks their third collaboration.
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Julia Roberts's mother passed away during the production. Roberts returned to filming five days after the loss of her mother.
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Like in the original The Secret in Their Eyes (2009), the role played by Julia Roberts was initially earmarked for a male actor, but director and screenwriter Billy Ray rewrote it specifically for the actress.
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Was shot as an R rated film but was edited down to PG-13 for its theatrical release.
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This is a remake of the Academy Award winner film from Argentina, The Secret in Their Eyes (2009).
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This is the first collaboration between the two actresses Julia Roberts and Nicole Kidman. Both actresses have been working since the 1980s, won their Academy Award in the early 2000s, and have been among the highest paid actresses in the movie industry. According to director Billy Ray, there was a healthy working relationship between the two; "There was enormous respect, great camaraderie, and, in my opinion - I don't know if either of them would ever admit to it - there was a very healthy, kind of athletic level of competitiveness. They both had such regard for each other and they both wanted to do their best because the other was in the movie."
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The director of the original film, Juan José Campanella, worked as an executive producer on this remake.
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Chiwetel Ejiofor is 10 years younger than both of his female co-stars Julia Roberts and Nicole Kidman. In the original, the male lead was 12 years older than the female counterpart.
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Gwyneth Paltrow was originally cast in the lead role, however, she dropped out and Nicole Kidman replaced her.
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All three of the film's leads, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Julia Roberts and Nicole Kidman, are left-handed.
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Director Billy Ray spent five years on the project. Development on the film originally began at Warner Bros Pictures in 2010. In 2011, Denzel Washington was offered the role, while an October start date was planned the same year, with filming taking place in Atlanta. However, Warner Bros decided to let go of the film and the project was stalled for years, until the independent company IM Global decided to move forward with the project. Casting began in early 2014 and filming commenced in January 2015.
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Was originally set to film entirely in Boston in October 2014, but was moved to Los Angeles, with a start date in January 2015, in order to accommodate the schedule of the cast.
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Julia Roberts and Nicole Kidman were to previously star together in Monte Carlo (2011), until the producers opted for younger leads.
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There's a 20-year age gap between Chiwetel Ejiofor, who plays the lead in this remake, and Ricardo Darín, who played the lead in the original.
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Chiwetel Ejiofor and Julia Roberts were both nominated for Best Actor Awards at the 2014 Oscars, the year prior to the film's release. Ejiofor was nominated for 12 Years a Slave (2013) and Roberts for August: Osage County (2013).
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Both Chiwetel Ejiofor and Alfred Molina played in comic book based super hero movies of Marvel characters: Ejiofor in Doctor Strange (2016) and Molina in Spider-Man 2 (2004).
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Italian censorship visa # 110251 delivered on 5 November 2015.
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The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

It was Julia Roberts's idea for her character to wear plastic gloves when she's told her daughter is found dead in the dumpster and then to take them off in order to hold her daughter.
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Although the characters of Marzin and Beckwith are revealed to be two different people who greatly resemble each other, Joe Cole actually plays both of them.
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The biggest differences between The Secret in Their Eyes (2009) and this American remake are the setting and era (Argentina during the military dictatorship vs. the USA post-9/11). Other major differences include: the Argentinian version concerns a widowed husband unknown to the main character instead of a bereaved mother and colleague of the protagonist. 25 years have passed between the two timeframes instead of 13. The killer is released because he is drafted into a government-supported security agency, taking his revenge by killing the main character's colleague; in the American version, he receives secret protection from the justice department because he is an important police informant. Unlike the Argentine version, he is finally killed at the end.
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As Ray follows Beckwith from the track, he passes a billboard promoting Morales' gubernatorial candidacy.
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Another difference between this movie and the Argentinian original is the sport that the criminal was passionate about. In this film it is baseball, in the original it is futbol or soccer as it is known in America.
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