British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor is teaming up with Gwyneth Paltrow to star in a remake of Oscar-winning Argentinian film The Secret In Their Eyes.

The 12 Years A Slave star will lead the cast of the crime thriller as a former British intelligence agent who heads to Boston, Massachusetts to aid a team of Fbi agents investigating an unsolved murder.

Captain Phillips screenwriter Billy Ray will direct the Hollywood adaptation from his own script, based on Juan Jose Campanella's original, known as El Secreto De Sus Ojos, which claimed the Best Foreign Language Film honour at the 2010 Academy Awards.

The film will begin production in Boston this autumn (14).