Roberts stars as Jess, an FBI investigator whose team is torn apart when they discover that the “unidentified female body” abandoned in a garage dumpster that they’ve been called to investigate belongs to Jess’ teenage daughter. Her friend and co-worker, played by Chiwetel Ejiofor, continues digging every day for 13 years until he uncovers a new lead. Nicole Kidman also stars as their district attorney supervisor.
Written and directed by Billy Ray (the screenwriter of “Captain Phillips”), the movie from STX Entertainment is based on Juan José Campanella’s Oscar-winning best foreign language film of the same name.
“Secret in Their Eyes” opens in theaters on October 23.