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English-language adaptation of Jacques Maillot's French thriller Les liens du sang (2008), which starred Guillaume Canet, the director of this movie, in the role that was played by Billy Crudup in this movie.
Matthias Schoenaerts was cast after starring opposite Marion Cotillard (who is the partner of director Guillaume Canet) 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.
Marion Cotillard and Billy Crudup appeared in Big Fish (2003) and Public Enemies (2009).
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This picture entered into and selected to screen out of competition at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013.
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Marion Cotillard and Matthias Schoenaerts dubbed themselves in the French version of the film.
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The film's opening title card reads: "Brooklyn, New York 1974".
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This family crime drama is set during the 1970s. In a supporting role in this film is actor James Caan, who starred as Sonny Corleone in the two 1970s Academy Award winning Best Picture family crime dramas, 'The Godfather' (1972) and 'The Godfather: Part II' (1974). 'Blood Ties' is set in the year of 1974 which is when the second 'Godfather' film premiered.
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James Caan's character is called 'Leon', a name which forms part of the spelling of 'Corleone', the name famously associated with the Godfather movies, of which Caan co-starred as Sonny Corleone, in both 'The Godfather' (1972) and 'The Godfather: Part II' (1974) .
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This movie, a remake, was made and first released about five years after its source original French crime thriller film, 'Les liens du sang', which had been first released in 2008.
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This family crime drama is set during the 1970s. Actress Mila Kunis is well known for starring in the television series 'That '70s Show'. Kunis starred in two hundred episodes of the show between 1998 and 2006.
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