Billy Ray is that rare combination of a successful screenwriter (The Hunger Games, Captain Phillips) who’s also a first rate director (Shattered Glass, Breach). His latest movie is “Secret In Their Eyes,” a topnotch thriller starring Julia Roberts and Chiwetel Ejiofor, is a remake of the Oscar winning Argentinean feature “El Secreto De Sus Ojos.” Thankfully, Ray’s version isn’t a step by step regurgitation of the film, as it manages to carve its own singular narrative.
In Secret of their Eyes, Julia Roberts is Jess, an FBI investigator who is understandably obsessed with exacting revenge on her daughter’s killer (Joe Cole). The Los Angeles based story, which is a remake of the Oscar winning feature El Secreto De Sus Ojos, is directed by Billy Ray and co-stars Chiwetel Ejiofor and Nicole Kidman.
Julia Roberts stars in the first rate thriller Secret In Their Eyes, a remake of the Oscar winning film El Secreto De Sus Ojos. In the feature, Roberts is Jess, an FBI investigator who is determined to exact revenge on her daughter’s killer (Joe Cole). Chiwetel Ejiofor co-stars as Jess’ equally determined colleague Ray, and Nicole Kidman is the District Attorney supervisor who aids their quest.