American thriller film “Secret in Their Eyes” by Billy Ray

Theatrical premiere: November 20, 2015 (United States)
Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts, Dean Norris, and Michael Kelly

Secret in Their Eyes

Don’t look away

Director: Billy Ray
Screenwriter: Billy Ray
Running time:
Budget: $20 million


Written and directed by Academy Award nominee Billy Ray (Captain Phillips, The Hunger Games), and produced by Academy Award® winner Mark Johnson (Rain Man, “Breaking Bad”), Secret In Their Eyes is an intense, powerful, haunting thriller starring Academy Award® nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Academy Award® winners Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts.

A tight-knit team of rising FBI investigators – Ray (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and Jess (Julia Roberts), along with their District Attorney supervisor Claire (Nicole Kidman) – is suddenly torn apart when they discover that Jess’s teenage daughter has been brutally and inexplicably murdered.

Now, thirteen years later, after obsessively searching every day for the elusive killer, Ray finally uncovers a new lead that he’s certain can permanently resolve the case, nail the vicious murderer, and bring long-desired closure to his team. No one is prepared, however, for the shocking, unspeakable secret that will reveal the enduring, destructive effects of personal vengeance on the human soul.

Interweaving past and present, this deeply layered mystery explores the murky boundaries between justice and revenge, and asks the question: how far would you go to right an unfathomable wrong?

“Secret in Their Eyes” Cast in Stills

Chiwetel Ejiofor as Ray

Chiwetel Ejiofor as Ray in "Secret in Their Eyes"

Nicole Kidman as Claire

Nicole Kidman as Claire in "Secret in Their Eyes"

Julia Roberts as Jess

Julia Roberts as Jess in "Secret in Their Eyes"

Dean Norris as Bumpy

Dean Norris as Bumpy in "Secret in Their Eyes"

Michael Kelly as Siefert

Michael Kelly as Siefert in "Secret in Their Eyes"

Zoe Graham as Carolyn

Zoe Graham as Carolyn in "Secret in Their Eyes"

Joe Cole as Marzin / Beckwith

Joe Cole as Marzin / Beckwith in "Secret in Their Eyes"

And also:

Lyndon Smith as Kit
Donald Patrick Harvey as Fierro
Mark Famiglietti as Duty Sergeant Jacobs
Ross Partridge as Ellis

Film frames from “Secret in Their Eyes”

Gran Via Productions
IM Global
Route One Films
STX Entertainment