Nigerian-British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor is set to star in crime thriller "The Secret In Their Eyes" alongside Hollywood award winning actresses Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman and Actor Dean Norris. The thriller is a remake of Argentina’s 2009 Oscar – winning film with the same name, directed by Bill Ray. (continues below... )
It is based on the life of an ex-assistant District Attorney (Ejiofor), who returns on a joint task with the FBI in LA to investigate an unsolved murder that continues to haunt him. Julia Robert plays Chiwetel Ejiofor’s former partner and friend whose daughter's murder the two are investigating. Dean Norris is the District Attorney in the story.
Chiwetel Ejiofor is a celebrated British film, television and theater actor, born in London's in 1977 to Nigerian parents . He studied theater at the National Youth Theater before getting a scholarship to London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art when he was 19 years of age. Some of his popular movies include "Children of men", "Redbelt", "Dirty Pretty Things", "Talk to me", "2012", "12 years a slave" - among dozens more.
The British actor has received several awards and nominations including the BAFTA orange rising star and Oscar nominations.