BLOOD TIES is an upcoming crime thriller film directed and co-written by French director Guillaume Canet (Tell No One, Little White Lies). It is a remake of 2008 French thriller Les liens du sang by Jacques Maillot, adaptation of the French novel of the same name by Bruno and Michel Papet. Led by Clive Owen and Billy Crudup as two brothers in 1970s New York, the film also stars Marion Cotillard, Mila Kunis, Zoe Saldana, and Matthias Schoenaerts. It is being screened Out of Competition at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.
New York, 1974. Fifty year-old Chris has just been released on good behavior after several years in prison following a gangland murder. Waiting for him reluctantly outside the prison gates is his younger brother, Frank, a cop with a bright future. Chris and Frank have always been different, and their father, Leon, who’d raised them alone, seems strangely to prefer Chris – this, despite all his troubles. Yet blood ties are the ones that bind. Frank, hoping that his brother has changed, is willing to give him a chance; he shares his home, finds him a job, and helps him reconnect with his children and his ex-wife, Monica. But Chris’ past quickly catches up to him, and his descent back into a life of crime becomes inevitable. For Frank, this descent proves to be the last in a long line of betrayals, and after his brother’s latest transgressions, he banishes him from his life. But it’s already too late; the brothers’ destiny will keep bounded, forever…
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