SECRET IN THEIR EYES is an upcoming thriller film directed and written by Academy Award nominated screenwriter Billy Ray (Captain Phillips, The Hunger Games), based on the Eduardo Sacheri’s novel La pregunta de sus ojos (The Question in Their Eyes). The film stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts. It is a remake of the Argentine film The Secret in Their Eyes (El secreto de sus ojos), which won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film at the 82nd Academy Awards.
In the film, a tight-knit team of rising FBI investigators - Ray (Ejiofor) and Jess (Roberts), along with their District Attorney supervisor Claire (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?