Brothers on opposite sides of the law are the central focus of the crime drama, Blood Ties. Set in Brooklyn during the 1970s, the movie begins with the release from prison of 50-year-old Chris Pierzynski (Clive Owen), who served 12 years for murder as part of a gangland hit. Waiting for him outside is his brother Frank (Billy Crudup), a cop with a promising future. Not surprisingly the two have a strained relationship made even more complex by the fact that their father (James Caan) favors Chris.
Holding out hope that Chris has reformed, Frank tries to help his brother make a fresh start. But when Chris returns to a life of crime despite his younger brother's admonitions, it's the last straw for Frank, who's endured one too many betrayals.
Other impressive cast members include Mila Kunis, Zoe Saldana and Marion Cotillard. Accomplished teen actor Austin Williams plays young Chris.
Blood Ties is a remake of the French film Les liens du sang, by Jacques Maillot, which was based on the Bruno and Michel Papet novel of the same name. The screenplay for the new movie was written by Guillaume Canet (Little White Lies) and James Gray (We Own the Night). Canet, mainly known for his French projects, also directed the film.
Blood Ties hits theaters in limited release March 21, 2014.
Photo Credit: Getty Images // Thinkstock