Denzel Washington has reportedly been offered the lead role in the remake of The Secret In Their Eyes.

The American Gangster actor is rumoured to be playing the part of a retired legal counsellore in the remake of the Argentinian film.

The movie which is set to be written and directed by Billy Ray, tells the story of a man who aims to find closure for one of his previously unresolved homicide cases by writing a novel, about the crime.

The original film, which was directed by Juan Jose Campanella, won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Washington is also thought to be featuring in Robert Zemeckis’ thriller movie Flight. It is reported he will play the part of a pilot who rescues his passengers when the engines fail on a plane he is flying.