STX Entertainment made a bold statement when it made this film one of its initial acquisitions as a new company. The film is a remake of Juan José Campanella's 2009 film that took home the Best Foreign Language Oscar, Secrets In Their Eyes boasts a remarkable cast and a more than fit director to tackle the highly buzzed about project.
The film, shot in Los Angeles, centers around a tight-knit group of FBI investigators, Ray (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and Jess (Julia Roberts), along with their District Attorney supervisor Claire (Nicole Kidman), that is torn apart when Jess's daughter is discovered brutally murdered. Fast forward 13 years and Ray believes he has uncovered a lead that will lead to justice for Jess and her daughter. But no one is ready for the secret that will reveal the destructive effects that vengeance can have on a human soul.
The film has a lot to live up to, especially considering the original took home an Oscar just six years ago. Based on this first look, it appears that director Billy Ray is up to the challenge. The film hits theaters on October 23rd.