CANNES: Billy Ray to Direct ‘The Secret in Their Eyes’ Remake

Chiwetel-Ejiofor

Billy Ray will direct “The Secret in Their Eyes,” an adaptation of Argentinean pic that won the 2009 Academy Award for foreign-language film. IM Global will launch international sales at Cannes.

Helmed by Juan Jose Campanella and starring Ricardo Darin, the Argentine original is regarded by many as a modern masterpiece.

Mark Johnson will produce along with John Ufland.

“Secret,” which is described as a sophisticated crime thriller, is scheduled to start production this fall in Boston. CAA arranged financing for the film and represents the film’s domestic rights.

Written by Ray, the revenge tale stars Chiwetel Ejiofor and Gwyneth Paltrow in the story of a cold case that suddenly heats up when a former MI-5 agent returns to Boston, still obsessed by the unsolved murder that continues to haunt him.

Said Ford, “Billy has written a wonderfully intelligent, twisting screenplay and we’re lucky enough to have attached two world class acting talents at the top of their game for ‘Secret.’ We’re confident of bringing further great cast onboard as we move towards production.”

“The thought of combining the originality of the original film with the talent of Billy Ray and the support off IM Global is irresistible,” Johnson added.

The deals with Ejiofor and Paltrow were negotiated by Ford and Matt Jackson, IM Global’s president of production, who will serve as executive producers. Campanella is also onboard as EP.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 2

Leave a Reply

2 Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

  1. DougP says:

    If it weren’t for the participation of Chiwetel Ejiofor I’d be down on the very idea of this project. But he makes it interesting.

  2. Graci Falabella says:

    I do hope they do a better job than the one in 9 REINAS,

More Film News from Variety

Loading