Denzel Washington Offered Lead in 'The Secret in Their Eyes' Remake
Some big casting news for another Foreign remake, as that's what Hollywood is very into right now. Twitch is reporting (so take this news cautiously for now) that Denzel Washington has been offered the lead role in a remake of the Argentinian Oscar winning film The Secret in Their Eyes. It was announced this year that writer/director Billy Ray (Shattered Glass, Breach) will be directing, with Warner Bros producing. Denzel, last in Unstoppable and Safe House, and also has Robert Zemeckis' new film Flight coming up this fall, has been offered the role of the character Benjamín Esposito, played by Ricardo Darín, in the original.
Juan José Campanella's The Secret in Their Eyes, which won the Best Foreign Language Oscar in 2010, is a thriller drama about a retired legal counselor and his unreciprocated love with his superior. Here's the full synopsis: A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later. If you've seen this fantastic film, you'll know what that means and how great it is. There's also an incredible scene at a football (soccer) stadium which I imagine will be updated, but in a Americanized way. Denzel could do a great job in this, but I'm curious to see how it actually develops and if he accepts the offer.