The first trailer for the Hollywood remake of the Oscar-winning Argentinian drama Secret in their Eyes has been released.
I aboslutely loved the original and am not really sure why Hollywood needs to remake it – but the trailer looks interesting.
The new version stars Julia Roberts, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Nicole Kidman and is directed by Billy Ray who makes his feature directing debut on the project.
Eagle-eyed fans of the original may notice a particular shot in the trailer – surely they’re not going to try and recreate THAT shot? (if you don’t know what I mean then you really need to watch the Argentinian version).
The story follows a close team of FBI investigators — Ray (Ejiofor) and Jess (Roberts), along with their District Attorney supervisor Claire (Kidman) — that is torn apart when they discover that Jess’s teenage daughter has been murdered.
Thirteen years later and Ray uncovers a new lead after obsessively searching every day for the killer. No one is prepared, however, for the shocking, unspeakable secret that will reveal the enduring, destructive effects of personal vengeance on the human soul.
The film will be released later this year – expect an Oscar run.