STX Entertainment has released a new trailer for the upcoming revenge thriller Secret in Their Eyes. Based on the 2009 Argentine film of the same name, the movie stars Julia Roberts and Chiwetel Ejiofor as FBI partners, and Nicole Kidman as their supervisor, whose lives are turned upside down when Roberts’ daughter is found murdered, for seemingly no reason. Years later, their inability to bring the killer to justice still haunts Ray—until he finds a new lead that may prove integral to catching the murderer and giving his colleague (and himself) some peace.
The dramatic thriller is the third directorial effort from Billy Ray, who previously wrote and helmed Shattered Glass and Breach but is best known for penning the screenplays for films like The Hunger Games and Captain Phillips. Kidman, Roberts and Ejiofor are all tremendous dramatic actors, and a piece like this gives them meaty material they can really sink their teeth into. It’s a particularly nice treat to see Roberts, who is often relegated to romantic comedies or other such roles that rely on her charisma, in such a dark role. Films like Closer and Erin Brockovich have proven how excellent she can be when given the chance to dig deep, but those roles seem to come along so rarely.
Check out the new trailer below. The film opens nationwide on November 20th.
Here’s the official synopsis for Secret in Their Eyes:
Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Billy Ray (Captain Phillips, The Hunger Games), and produced by Academy Award® winner Mark Johnson (Rain Man, “Breaking Bad”), Secret In Their Eyes is an intense, powerful, haunting thriller starring Academy Award® nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Academy Award® winners Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts.A tight-knit team of rising investigators – Ray (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and Jess (Julia Roberts), along with their 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.