STX Entertainment’s Secret in Their Eyes has pushed its release date back by about a month. The crime thriller—which is being directed by Billy Ray and stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Julia Roberts, and Nicole Kidman—was originally scheduled to hit theaters on Oct. 23, 2015, but will now be released on Nov. 20, 2015, the weekend prior to Thanksgiving.
“Secret in Their Eyes is a smart, well-crafted crime thriller with a remarkable cast that has broad commercial appeal for adults. We launched the trailer over the July 4th weekend and have been thrilled with the response. We believe this is a time of year where our audience will be looking for quality films, and are pleased to give them this compelling date night thriller,” said Kevin Grayson, president of domestic theatrical distribution for STX, in a press release.
The film is an adaptation of Juan José Campanella’s film, which won the 2010 Academy Award for best foreign language film. It follows FBI investigator Ray (Ejiofor) and his partner Jess (Roberts) as they work with District Attorney Claire (Kidman) to uncover the person behind the murder of Jess’ teenage daughter, only to discover that the murderer is a protected witness in an ongoing terror investigation.
First Look: Billy Ray previews his Secret in Their Eyes starring Julia Roberts
See Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman & Chiwetel Ejiofor in the intense new trailer for Secret in Their Eyes