Watch: Clive Owen & Billy Crudup in the First Trailer for 'Blood Ties'
Following a premiere at the Cannes Film Festival last year, the 70s crime thriller Blood Ties from director Guillaume Canet is coming to theaters this spring, and the first trailer has just popped up online. Featuring Clive Owen and Billy Crudup as brothers on opposite sides of the law, this looks about as generic as you can get. While the 70s setting in New York adds some style to the proceedings, it looks like an impressive cast will go wasted. The Film Stage notes that when the film played at Cannes, it ran 2 hours and 24 minutes, but iTunes lists the runtime at 2 hours and 8 minutes, so some significant cuts have been made.
Here's the first trailer for Guillaume Canet's Blood Ties, originally from Apple:
Blood Ties is directed by Guillaume Canet's who co-wrote the script with James Gray. In 1974 New York, Chris (Clive Owen) has just been released on good behavior after several years in prison for a gangland murder. Reluctantly waiting for him is his younger brother, Frank (Billy Crudup), a cop with a bright future. Chris and Frank have always been different, and their father, Leon (James Caan), who raised them alone, seems to favor Chris despite all his troubles. Frank tries to help Chris get his life back on track, but his inevitable descent back into a life of crime proves to be the last in a long line of betrayals that will shake up both their lives. Roadside Attractions releases the film in limited theaters and on iTunes on March 21st.