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Cannes: Chiwetel Ejiofor and Gwyneth Paltrow Set for 'Secret in Their Eyes' Remake

Thompson on Hollywood By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood May 13, 2014 at 1:56PM

Director Billy Ray ("Shattered Glass") has had a remake of Argentina's Oscar winner thriller "The Secret in Their Eyes" in the works for a few years, set up and then languishing at Warner Bros., and now rejuvenated at IM Global, who's set to shop the film at the Cannes market. And they've got a tantalizing cast in place: Chiwetel Ejiofor and Gwyneth Paltrow.
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Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor

Director Billy Ray ("Shattered Glass") has had a remake of Argentina's Oscar winner thriller "The Secret in Their Eyes" in the works for a few years, set up and then languishing at Warner Bros., and now rejuvenated at IM Global, who's set to shop the film at the Cannes market. And they've got a tantalizing cast in place: Chiwetel Ejiofor and Gwyneth Paltrow.

The remake pivots around a former MI-5 agent (Ejiofor) who can't shake his obsession with an unsolved murder, even as he's hired by the FBI and heads to Boston. He eventually uncovers some unthinkable secrets that shed a whole new light on past events.

No word on Paltrow's role, but she'd presumably fill the shoes of Soledad Villamil's character from the original, a higher-up who Ricardo Darin's character (here Ejiofor) is in love with.

Ejiofor nabbed an Oscar nomination earlier this year for Best Picture winner "12 Years a Slave"; Paltrow is an Oscar winner for 1999's "Shakespeare in Love."

This article is related to: Cannes, Cannes Film Festival, Festivals, CASTING WATCH, casting, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Gwyneth Paltrow


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