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Denzel Washington Offered Lead In Pointless 'The Secret In Their Eyes' Remake

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 15, 2011 6:27 AM
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In 2010 when "The Secret In Their Eyes" took home the Oscar for Best Foreign Film, it seemed totally out of left field. And for good reason, because while the Academy had all received screeners of the movie, it had yet to hit theaters for anybody else. But when it did finally arrive, it quickly became clear why Juan José Campanella's work took home the gold. It's a twisty thriller, an intelligent procedural and moving drama all rolled into one exciting package, directed with flair by Campanella, whose complex soccer match sequence/tracking shot became one of the major talking points around the film. Of course, Hollywood came calling and a remake was quickly underway with Billy Ray ("Shattered Glass," "Breach") set to write and direct. And then...nothing. Until now.

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