BURBANK, Calif., July 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Motion picture and television studio STX Entertainment has dated the upcoming crime thriller Secret In Their Eyes for the weekend prior to Thanksgiving, giving the film a strategic position leading into the successful movie-going corridor. The film, which is directed by Billy Ray and hosts an all-star cast, is now set for November 20, 2015, it was announced today by Kevin Grayson, President of Domestic Theatrical Distribution for STX. The film was previously slated for release on October 23, 2015.
Adapted from Juan José Campanella's 2010 Academy Award®-winning Best Foreign Language Film, Secret In Their Eyes is an intense, powerful and haunting thriller written and directed by Billy Ray (Captain Phillips, The Hunger Games, Shattered Glass) and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman, and Julia Roberts. IM Global is producing the film along with STX Entertainment.
In making the announcement, Grayson stated, "Secret in Their Eyes is a smart, well-crafted crime thriller with a remarkable cast that has broad commercial appeal for adults. We launched the trailer over the July 4th weekend and have been thrilled with the response. We believe this is a time of year where our audience will be looking for quality films, and are pleased to give them this compelling date night thriller."
After FBI investigator Ray (Chiwetel Ejiofor) finds the teenage daughter of his partner Jess (Julia Roberts) murdered in a brutal crime, they team with the District Attorney, Claire (Nicole Kidman), and make it their crusade to bring the murderer to justice. Their passion meets cold reality, however, when they realize the murderer is a protected witness in an ongoing terror investigation – they can only watch as he walks free.
After searching every day for 13 years, they uncover a surprising new lead that takes them on an intense pursuit of the elusive killer. No one is prepared, however, for the shocking, unspeakable secret that will reveal the enduring, destructive effects of grief and vengeance on the human soul. Interweaving past and present, The Secret In Their Eyes is a deeply layered mystery that explores the boundaries of justice, and asks the question, how far would you go to right an unfathomable wrong?
Produced by Mark Johnson (Rain Man, Breaking Bad) and IM Global President of Production Matt Jackson, the filmmaking team collaborated with Juan José Campanella, director of the Argentinian film upon which this adaptation is based. Campanella serves as executive producer of the film along with IM Global's Stuart Ford, John Ufland and Jeremiah Samuels.
ABOUT STX ENTERTAINMENT
STX Entertainment is a fully-integrated motion picture and television studio specializing in the production, marketing, and distribution of talent-driven films and television programming. The multi-platform studio is rapidly moving to include digital production and distribution, in addition to gaming. It is the first major studio to be launched at this scale in Hollywood in more than twenty years.
STX Entertainment recently announced its first four theatrical release dates. On August 7, 2015, the studio will release The Gift contemporary psychological thriller from Jason Blum's Blumhouse, written and directed by Joel Edgerton and starring Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall and Edgerton. Secret in Their Eyes will be released on November 20, 2015. The crime thriller is written and directed by Billy Ray and stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts. On January 22, 2016, STX will release The Boy, a horror film from director William Brent Bell (The Devil Inside), written by Stacey Menear and starring Lauren Cohan ("The Walking Dead"). And March 11, 2016, brings the release of the epic action-drama The Free State of Jones, starring Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Keri Russell and Mahershala Ali from writer-director and 4-time Academy Award nominee Gary Ross.
About IM GLOBAL
Stuart Ford founded IM GLOBAL in 2007. The company is one of the leading film and TV financing, sales and distribution studios in the world, championing a wide variety of cinema, including mainstream commercial, art house, foreign language and genre fare. In May 2010, Reliance Entertainment, part of Indian conglomerate Reliance ADA Group, acquired a majority shareholding in the company. The company has offices in Los Angeles, New York, London, Mumbai, Mexico City, and Beijing.
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