Secret in Their Eyes (2015)

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  • IMDb page: Secret in Their Eyes (2015)
  • Genre: Mystery | Thriller
  • Release Date: 20 November 2015 (USA)
  • Filming Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Director: Billy Ray
  • Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts | See full cast and crew »
  • Original Music By: Emilio Kauderer (composer) Emilio Kauderer   

Writing Credits By:

  • Billy Ray (screenplay)
  • Juan José Campanella (film "El secreto de sus ojos") and
  • Eduardo Sacheri (film "El secreto de sus ojos")

Known Trivia

  • This is a remake of the 2009 Argentine film “El secreto de sus ojos.” 30 of 31 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Julia Roberts’s mother passed away during the production. Roberts returned to filming five days after the loss of her mother. 27 of 28 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Julia Roberts’ role was initially was earmarked for a male actor, but director and screenwriter Billy Ray rewrote it specifically for the actress. 22 of 23 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • This is the first collaboration between the two actresses Julia Roberts and Nicole Kidman. Both actresses have been working since the 1980’s, both won their Academy Award in the early 00’s, and both have been among the highest paid actresses in the movie industry. According to the director ‘Billy Ray’ there was a healthy working relationship between the two; “There was enormous respect, great camaraderie, and, in my opinion – I don’t know if either of them would ever admit to it – there was a very healthy, kind of athletic level of competitiveness. They both had such regard for each other and they both wanted to do their best because the other was in the movie.” 17 of 18 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor is 10 years younger than both of his female co-stars Julia Roberts and Nicole Kidman. In the original, the male lead was 12 years older than the female counterpart. 13 of 14 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Development on the film originally began at Warner Bros Pictures in 2010. In 2011, Denzel Washington was offered the role, while an October start date was planned the same year, with filming taking place in Atlanta. However, Warner Bros decided to let go off the film and the project was stalled for years, until the independent company IM Global decided to move forward with the project. Casting began in early 2014 and filming consumed in January 2015. By the time of the release, Billy Ray will have spend five years on the project. 6 of 6 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Gwyneth Paltrow was originally cast in the lead role, however, she dropped out and Nicole Kidman replaced her. 9 of 10 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Julia Roberts and Nicole Kidman were to previously star together in Monte Carlo (2011), until the producers opted for younger leads. 8 of 9 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • The director of the original film, Juan José Campanella, worked as an executive producer on this remake. 2 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Was originally set to film entirely in Boston in October 2014, but was moved to Los Angeles, with a start date in January 2015, in order to accommodate the schedule of the cast. 3 of 4 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |

Plot: A tight-knit team of rising investigators, along with their supervisor, is suddenly torn apart when they discover that one of their own teenage daughters has been brutally murdered. Full summary » |  »

Story: A tight-knit team of rising investigators – Ray and Jess, along with their supervisor Claire – 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. Written bySTX Entertainment

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Produced By:

  • Matt Berenson known as executive producer
  • Juan José Campanella known as executive producer
  • Stuart Ford known as executive producer
  • Matt Jackson known as producer
  • Mark Johnson known as producer
  • Russell Levine known as executive producer
  • Christopher Lytton known as co-producer
  • Jeremiah Samuels known as executive producer
  • John Ufland known as executive producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Nicole Kidman known as Claire
  • Julia Roberts known as Jess
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor known as Ray
  • Michael Kelly known as Siefert
  • Lyndon Smith known as Kit
  • Dean Norris known as Bumpy
  • Joe Cole known as Marzin / Beckwith
  • Mark Famiglietti known as Duty Sergeant Jacobs
  • Toni French known as Dodger Baseball Fan
  • Don Harvey known as Fierro
  • Zoe Graham known as Carolyn
  • Ross Partridge known as Ellis
  • John Papsidera known as Dodger Player Mastery
  • Patrick Davis known as Luis
  • David Villada known as Chop Shop Thug #1
  • Greg Duncan known as Baseball Player
  • Alessandro Cuomo known as Anthony
  • Stephanie McIntyre known as Customer
  • Jahmilla Jackson known as Horse Race Attendee
  • Benjamin Waters known as LAPD Detective
  • Yarett Harper known as Mets Catcher
  • Teebone Mitchell known as Chop Shop Welder
  • Eileen Fogarty known as Angie
  • Michael Anthony Perez known as Chop Shop Thug #2
  • Walter Tabayoyong known as Photographer
  • Brian Perras known as Dodger player Mastny #71
  • Wendell Kinney known as Baseball Player
  • John Pirruccello known as Actor
  • Jose Lizarde Jr. known as Dodger Fan
  • Amir Malaklou known as Aban Ghazala
  • Saige Donaldson known as Dodger Fan
  • Issac Wolf known as Swat K9 Officer
  • Kim Yarbrough known as Nan
  • Frankie Sims known as Bettor
  • David Pearl known as Lawyer
  • $hutter Boy known as 2002 Dodger Fan
  • Phillip O'Riley known as Hallway Baseball Fan
  • Ali Iovino known as Morales's Secretary
  • Frank Lui Geo known as Baseball Game Fan
  • Alessandro Pulisci known as Baseball fan
  • Bryan Williams known as Horse Race Attendee
  • Draco Wolf known as Bomb Sniffing Dog
  • Michael l Strane known as Dodger Fan
  • Del Brown known as Dodger Baseball Fan
  • Carlo Zapata known as Detective David
  • Zach McCraith known as Dodger Fan
  • Slim Khezri known as LA Dodgers Fan (uncredited)
  • Lee Roth known as Race Track Patron / LA Dodgers Fan (uncredited)
  • Luis Salazar known as Dodger Fan (uncredited)
  • Eric Shackelford known as Crazy Dodger Fan (uncredited)
  • Anita Tucker known as Horse Race Attendee / dodger fan (uncredited)
  • Adam Zalt known as Better (uncredited)

..{tab=Supporting Department}Makeup Department:

  • Fríða Aradóttir known as personal hair stylist for ms. julia roberts
  • Terry Baliel known as key hair stylist
  • Teressa Hill known as Department Head Hair
  • Angela Levin known as makeup department head
  • Sava Markovic known as lens technician
  • Yolanda Toussieng known as assistant hair department head
  • Carla White known as makeup artist: Julia Roberts
  • Diana Choi known as wigmaker: Bob Kretschmer Inc. (uncredited)

Art Department:

  • Michael C. Biddle known as set designer
  • Laurie Carlyle known as Construction Assistant
  • Robert J. Carlyle known as construction coordinator
  • Michael A. Casey known as assistant property master
  • Martin Charles known as graphic designer
  • Tammy DeRuiter known as painter
  • Michael Diersing known as construction coordinator: additional photography
  • Richard Ewan known as set painter
  • Neil Gahm known as prop maker
  • Michael Allen Glover known as assistant art director
  • Ethan Goodwin known as set decoration buyer
  • Jeff Hay known as set dresser
  • Aaron Jackson known as set designer
  • Charles Kern known as set painter
  • Beatriz Kerti known as graphics designer
  • Teri Anne Kopp known as props
  • Kay Kropp known as lead painter
  • Creighton Larson known as propmaker
  • Rick McLean known as painter gang boss
  • Hope M. Parrish known as property master
  • Sarah Regan known as standby painter
  • Brent Rice known as lead man
  • Paul Sonski known as set designer
  • Samuel J. Tell known as set dresser
  • Michael Timman known as set dresser
  • Dwayne Turner known as storyboard artist
  • Timothy Vierra known as construction foreman
  • Kathleen Walker known as art department coordinator
  • Gary J. Coelho known as laborer (uncredited)


Production Companies:

  • Gran Via Productions
  • IM Global
  • Ingenious Media
  • Route One Films

Other Companies:

  • Big Crowds  crowd casting
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera dollies (uncredited)
  • Chef Robért Catering  catering by
  • Film Art  set artwork
  • Keslow Camera  camera equipment provided by
  • ProSight Specialty Insurance  completion bond and insurance

Additional Details


  • Diamond Films (2015) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • Roadshow Films (2016) (Australia) (theatrical)
  • IM Global (2015) (worldwide) (all media) (sales)
  • Inopia Films (2015) (Spain) (all media)
  • Pinema (2016) (Turkey) (all media)
  • STX Entertainment (2015) (USA) (all media)
  • Showtime Networks (????) (USA) (TV)

..{tab=Other Stuff}Visual Effects by:

  • Oliver Hearsey known as tracking/layout lead: Mr. X Inc.
  • John Heller known as visual effects supervisor
  • Andrew Maddison known as visual effects artist
  • Sarah McMurdo known as visual effects producer
  • Eric Robinson known as visual effects supervisor: Mr. X Inc.
  • Tim Weber known as visual effects coordinator: FURIOUS FX

MPAA: Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving disturbing violent content, language and some sexual references


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