Blood Ties (2013) Poster

(I) (2013)


English-language adaptation of Jacques Maillot's French thriller Les liens du sang (2008), which starred Guillaume Canet, the director of Blood Ties, in the role that was played by Billy Crudup in this remake.
Matthias Schoenaerts was cast after starring opposite Marion Cotillard (director Guillaume Canet's partner) in Rust and Bone (2012). Canet has said that he chose Schoenaerts after hearing Cotillard praising his acting several times. Schoenaerts and Canet had met up briefly on the set of "Rust and Bone", when Canet went to visit Cotillard
Mark Wahlberg was originally cast in the lead role but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts.
James Gray helped Guillaume Canet to translate the dialogue from French to fluent New Yorkese.
Alfonso Cuarón convinced Clive Owen to read the film's script. Cuarón is thanked in the credits.
Guillaume Canet's English-language directorial debut.
Mila Kunis had to put on some weight for her role.
This is the third film in which Marion Cotillard and Billy Crudup starred together, the previous were Big Fish (2003) and Public Enemies (2009).
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Marion Cotillard and Matthias Schoenaerts dubbed themselves in the French version of the film.
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