Denzel Washington Offered Lead in 'The Secret in Their Eyes' Remake

September 15, 2011
Source: Twitch

Denzel Washington

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.

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Reader Feedback - 5 Comments


Yess Denzel should be great, The Secret in their eyes is an amazing film.

eru88 on Sep 15, 2011


It was an amazing film..   Exactly why there's no need for a remake !!!!!

Tester on Sep 15, 2011


Well there is no use in complaining, at least they are looking at a great actor.

eru88 on Sep 15, 2011


Though I still want to complain, just a little bit. Amazing movie still.

Anonymous on Sep 16, 2011


no please, no... not a remake

Pauly_na24 on Sep 19, 2011

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