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Accents galore in the trailer for 1970's set crime pic Blood Ties with Clive Owen, Billy Crudup, Mila Kunis, and Marion Cotillard

May. 20, 2013by: Paul Shirey

So, this one kind of came out of left field. A 1970's set crime drama with a bang-up cast, co-written by James Gray, and directed by the French boyfriend in Danny Boyle's THE BEACH. Wicked. BLOOD TIES is a very compelling looking film, which may be trying too hard to be so, but I have to admire the effort. Starring Clive Owen, Billy Crudup, Mila Kunis, Marion Cotillard, Zoe Saldana, Noah Emmerich, Griffin Dunne, James Caan, and Matthias Schoenaerts, the pic centers on two brothers, one a cop (Crudup) and one a crook (Owen) who are embroiled in each others lives despite their best efforts not to be.

It looks like your standard fare crime pic, really, but there's something enticing about all of these actors with bad New Yawk accents yelling and swearing at each other. Throw in some car chases with '70's vehicles and old fashioned bell-bottom shoot outs and I could think of worse ways to spend an afternoon.

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Here's the synopsis:

New York, 1974. Fifty year-old Chris has just been released on good behavior after several years in prison following a gangland murder. Waiting for him reluctantly outside the prison gates is his younger brother, Frank, a cop with a bright future. Chris and Frank have always been different, and their father, Leon, who’d raised them alone, seems strangely to prefer Chris – this, despite all his troubles.

Yet blood ties are the ones that bind. Frank, hoping that his brother has changed, is willing to give him a chance; he shares his home, finds him a job, and helps him reconnect with his children and his ex-wife, Monica. But Chris’ past quickly catches up to him, and his descent back into a life of crime becomes inevitable. For Frank, this descent proves to be the last in a long line of betrayals, and after his brother’s latest transgressions, he banishes him from his life

But it’s already too late; the brothers’ destiny will keep bounded, forever…

BLOOD TIES will be released sometime in 2013.

Yep, that's Marion Cotillard trying to look "plain" in BLOOD TIES. Nice try, Marion.

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Extra Tidbit: What's your favorite terrible accent from a movie? Mine is Kevin Costner's on again/off again English accent in Robin Hood. At some point, he just said, "Screw it, I'm Kevin Costner with a bow and arrow."
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5:55AM on 05/22/2013

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storm in X1-3, Jon Voight in Anaconda, any Costner accent
storm in X1-3, Jon Voight in Anaconda, any Costner accent
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9:05AM on 05/21/2013

Lookd pretty good

Worst accent in a movie? My Top 10 would have to include Dick Van Dyke from MARY POPPINS, Julia Roberts trying to adapt an English accent in MARY REILLY and Taylor Kitsch's magically disappearing Cajun accent from X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE.
Worst accent in a movie? My Top 10 would have to include Dick Van Dyke from MARY POPPINS, Julia Roberts trying to adapt an English accent in MARY REILLY and Taylor Kitsch's magically disappearing Cajun accent from X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE.
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6:09AM on 05/21/2013
The worst english accents are Don Cheadle in the Ocean's 11 flicks (his usual voice sounds more english than this) and Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins.
If I was Irish I would be very pissed off with Tommy Lee Jones in Blown Away.

and the worst actor for doing accents period is Sean Connery.

Funny how you mention Prince of Thieves as I think of Micheal Wincott has the best english accent of all Americans (well Canadian), seriously I thought he was from the UK until I looked him up on imdb!
The worst english accents are Don Cheadle in the Ocean's 11 flicks (his usual voice sounds more english than this) and Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins.
If I was Irish I would be very pissed off with Tommy Lee Jones in Blown Away.

and the worst actor for doing accents period is Sean Connery.

Funny how you mention Prince of Thieves as I think of Micheal Wincott has the best english accent of all Americans (well Canadian), seriously I thought he was from the UK until I looked him up on imdb!
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6:26AM on 05/21/2013
Don Cheadles accent is probably the worst english accent youve heard because hea not doing an english accent.
Don Cheadles accent is probably the worst english accent youve heard because hea not doing an english accent.
11:03AM on 05/21/2013
erm yeah he was trying to do one in those films.
erm yeah he was trying to do one in those films.
1:14AM on 05/21/2013
This looks really great. As in I want to see it right now really great.

Does anyone know the song that was playing in the trailer?
This looks really great. As in I want to see it right now really great.

Does anyone know the song that was playing in the trailer?
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9:35AM on 05/21/2013
The song is Bad Girl by Lee Moses here is a link to parts 1 & 2

Cheers

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The song is Bad Girl by Lee Moses here is a link to parts 1 & 2

Cheers

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8:18PM on 05/21/2013
Thanks Dylanisis. Much appreciated.
Thanks Dylanisis. Much appreciated.
12:12AM on 05/21/2013
Despite Marion Cotillard sounding she's got marbles in her mouth, this looks kinda good.
Despite Marion Cotillard sounding she's got marbles in her mouth, this looks kinda good.
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11:57PM on 05/20/2013
My favorite bad accent has to be Jon Voight In Anaconda.
My favorite bad accent has to be Jon Voight In Anaconda.
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6:21AM on 05/21/2013
why for you look at me? i no eat de Captain Mateo
why for you look at me? i no eat de Captain Mateo
11:25PM on 05/20/2013
I kinda dig the cheap '70s b-movie look. Marion Cotillard reminds me of those Italian actors in spaghetti westerns who could actually speak English a little, but butchered the accents in the process. And now I can check Clive Owen off the list of actors I want to see with '70s sideburns. Matthias Shoenaerts' English is good enough in interviews he could play New York easy enough. And James Caan is one of those actors who never really goes out of style. All in all this looks like a great big
I kinda dig the cheap '70s b-movie look. Marion Cotillard reminds me of those Italian actors in spaghetti westerns who could actually speak English a little, but butchered the accents in the process. And now I can check Clive Owen off the list of actors I want to see with '70s sideburns. Matthias Shoenaerts' English is good enough in interviews he could play New York easy enough. And James Caan is one of those actors who never really goes out of style. All in all this looks like a great big curiosity, and they even remembered to throw in a bleach-blond Noah Emmerich for good measure.
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8:39PM on 05/20/2013
This guy must have pictures of someone with a goat to get this cast. Glad to see Caan still getting work.
This guy must have pictures of someone with a goat to get this cast. Glad to see Caan still getting work.
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8:27PM on 05/20/2013
Marion Cotillard trying to hide her obvious French accent with a ridiculous New Yawk accent? I must see this. Was she dubbed in that shot of her talking?
Marion Cotillard trying to hide her obvious French accent with a ridiculous New Yawk accent? I must see this. Was she dubbed in that shot of her talking?
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8:00PM on 05/20/2013
Well this just looks phenomenal. Looking forward to this one.
Well this just looks phenomenal. Looking forward to this one.
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