Michael Kelly, who starred as Congressman Francis Underwood’s right hand man Doug Stamper on Netflix’s House of Cards, has booked a role in the STX Entertainment film The Secret in Their Eyes, a remake of the 2010 Oscar-winning Argentinian foreign language film, which stars Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
The film follows a former assistant D.A., Ray Kasten (Ejiofor) who returns to Los Angeles on a joint task force with the FBI, still obsessed by the unsolved murder that continues to haunt him. Kelly will play Reggie Siefert, a tightly-wound, seasoned DAI (District Attorney Investigator) who works at the offices of the L.A. District Attorney. He has always hated Ray; there is no love lost between these two men. When Ray returns to the LA office to re-open the case, Reggie makes no bones about letting him know he’s not welcome. Years ago, Reggie thwarted Ray’s investigation into the murder.
Kelly is repped by Innovative Artists and Liebman Entertainment. His upcoming features include the Universal film Everest opening Sept. 18 and the Blumhouse-Miramax film Viral.