Julia Roberts is in advanced talks to join Chiwetel Ejiofor and Gwyneth Paltrow on IM Global’s remake of Argentinian Oscar winner The Secret In Their Eyes.

IM Global is fielding offers from international buyers in Toronto and it is understood US sales agent CAA has already received several bids since it took the project out last week.

Billy Ray will direct from his adapted screenplay to The Secret In Their Eyes, reconfigured as a revenge saga involving a former MI5 agent haunted by an unsolved case. Mark Johnson is producing.

IM Global is fully financing the project, set to commence principal photography in Los Angeles in late October.

Juan Jose Campanella’s original Argentinian film won the best foreign language Oscar in 2010.