‘Secret in Their Eyes’ Trailer: Julia Roberts Will Have Her Revenge
“He can change his name. He can dump his car. I will still find him.” Julia Roberts is not even close to messing around in the new trailer for Secret in Their Eyes, Billy Ray’s remake of Juan Jose Campanella’s gripping Spanish film that won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2009. Secret in Their Eyes looks similar in tone to Denis Villeneuve’s Prisoners, featuring plenty of gut-wrenching drama and a revenge-minded, grieving parent.
Roberts plays an FBI investigator who discovers the corpse of her murdered teenage daughter and sets out on a revenge mission to find the guy who did it and make him pay. Chiwetel Ejiofor co-stars as her partner, with Nicole Kidman as the District Attorney:
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?
Billy Ray (Captain Phillips) directed the U.S. remake, based on Campanella’s Spanish film, which was in turn based on Eduardo Sacheri’s novel The Question in Their Eyes. Secret in Their Eyes opens on November 20, and it’s a little strange that we haven’t heard much about it as we edge closer to the release date. Hopefully that’s not a bad sign.