Summer’s still churning out blockbusters, but it’s the fall that’s heating up. Check out this trailer for Secret in Their Eyes, a crime drama starring Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
The unnerving thriller follows Jess (Roberts), an FBI agent whose daughter is murdered by an assailant who may have slipped through the bureau’s fingers. The crime rattles her department, and sends her colleague, Ray (Ejiofor), on a desperate search to track down the killer, while their supervisor, Claire (Kidman), tries to keep the detectives on the right side of the law.
Secret in Their Eyes is based on the Eduardo Sacheri novel, which was subsequently adapted into a Best Foreign Film Oscar winner from Argentina in 2009. The American update is directed by Billy Ray, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of Captain Phillips and The Hunger Games.
With such a heavyweight cast, a proven winner of a story and a director who knows how to work with literary adaptations, look for the film to start generating awards-season buzz early. Alas, we won’t get a peek of the Secret until Oct. 23.