Kidman would be replacing Gwyneth Paltrow in the film, joining Julia Roberts and Chiwetel Ejiofor in the English-language remake of the Argentinian thriller which won the Best Foreign Language Oscar in 2009.
Juan Jose Campanella’s “The Secret in Their Eyes” followed a retired attorney who writes a book about an unsolved case and his own unrequited love for one of his former superiors, prompting old secrets to be revealed.
The original film featured two male leads and one female lead, but Billy Ray, who wrote the English remake and will direct, reconceived the characters and gender-swapped one of the roles specifically for Roberts.
IM Global will fully finance the film and handle international rights, while CAA will sell domestic rights at AFM.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.