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'Blood Ties' poster: Clive Owen and Billy Crudup's not-so-brotherly love -- EXCLUSIVE


The latest poster for French director Guillaume Canet’s upcoming crime thriller Blood Ties plays up the family angle with a scrapbook-style layout featuring cast members Clive Owen, Zoe Saldana, Mila Kunis, Marion Cotillard, James Caan, and Billy Crudup.

Set in 1970s New York, Blood Ties follows 50-year-old Chris (Clive Owen) as he attempts to put his life back together after being released from prison, where he was serving time following a gangland murder. Waiting outside the prison gates for him is his younger brother, Frank (Billy Crudup), a cop with a bright future who’s hoping his brother has changed his ways. Despite setting Frank up with a job and a roof over his head, and reconnecting him with his children and ex-wife (Marion Cotillard), Chris just can’t seem to shake the life of crime he had before. Upon the discovery of Chris’ relapse into crime, Frank banishes his brother from his life only to find that despite not wanting anything to do with Chris, he can’t escape their joint destiny.

Blood Ties, which premiered at Cannes last year, hits theaters and VOD on March 21.

Casting Net: 'Walking Dead' actor joins 'Guardians of the Galaxy; Plus Vince Vaughn, more

Missing Merle Dixon already? Walking Dead actor Michael Rooker has just signed on to play the part of Yondu in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, meaning he’ll have to trade in his zombie killing tools for a bow and arrow to portray the expert game hunter. With Chris Pratt already on board to play Star Lord, and Zoe Saldana in talks for Gamora, director James Gunn still needs to fill a slew of key roles including Rocket Raccoon and Groot. Gunn is expected to begin shooting this summer for an August 1, 2014 release. [Deadline]

• Vince Vaughn is currently in talks to star in Business Trip, a new comedy penned by Steve Conrad (The Pursuit of Happyness). According to the report, the concept is similar to the classic Steve Martin and John Candy comedy Planes, Trains & Automobiles, only this movie will take our traveler to Europe. The recent Saturday Night Live host has a number of big projects in the pipeline, including The Internship, out June 7, 2013. [The Wrap]

• James Caan (Elf) and Louis Gossett, Jr. (Stargate SG-1) have joined the cast of Fighting Man — a boxing drama. Directed by Damian Lee (A Dark Truth), the film also stars Famke Janssen (X-Men) and Dominic Purcell (Prison Break). [Deadline]

• Paul Sorvino (Goodfellas) will play a sheriff who starts looking into the suspicious death of a wealthy investment banker (played by Dermot Mulroney) in the indie thriller Careful What You Wish For. The cast currently includes Nick Jonas, Isabel Lucas, and Revolution’s Graham Rogers. [Deadline]

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