Blood Ties Movie CLIP – Wrong Guy (2014)

Part II: Interview with Billy Crudup about Clive Owen and ‘Blood Ties’

Had you worked with Zoe Saldana before? // No, I hadn’t.
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Billy Crudup talks about fighting with his brothers, Clive Owen and ‘Blood Ties’

Frank (Billy Crudup) is a dedicated policeman. His older brother Chris (Clive Owen) is an ex-con who did time for murder. Their father Leon (James Caan) is ailing and sister Marie (Lili Taylor) is tending to him. The cast includes Marion Cotillard as Chris’s ex who is now a drug addict and hooker, and Mila Kunis as Natalie, who falls in love with Chris. Vanessa (Zoe Saldana) is Frank’s ex who is now with Scarfo (Matthias Schoenaerts). He’s a brute. Noah Emmerich plays Frank’s boss, Lieutenant Connellan, who cares for Frank but cannot save him from making idiotic choices. Continue @ examiner.com

Billy Crudup Talks About Beating Up His Brothers and Clive Owen

It’s a crime that cop Frank (Billy Crudup) is so loyal to his ex-con brother, Chris (Clive Owen). Chris is a bad, bad mofo who just got out of prison for murder. Father Leon (James Caan) is ailing and sister Marie (Lili Taylor) is tending to him. Leon obviously still favors Chris in this cockamamie family that values blood ties over common sense. The cast is what makes this thriller: Marion Cotillard plays Chris’s ex, who is now a drug addict and hooker, and Mila Kunis plays Natalie, who falls for Chris. If I hadn’t fallen for bad guys myself, it would be hard to understand why Natalie would put up with loser Chris. Natalie clearly needed a slap in the face with a firm “Snap out of it.” Continue @ theblot.com

Billy Crudup connects onstage, on-screen

The Sunday Conversation: Billy Crudup dishes on sibling rivalry, his new film ‘Blood Ties’ and appearing on Broadway with Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart. Continue @ latimes.com

Glass Chin @ Tribeca

Glass Chin will be shown at the Tribeca Film Festival next month

Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen Welcome All Into No Man’s Land

I walked into Broadway’s Cort Theatre for a Thursday night performance of No Man’s Land to see Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen, icons of theater and nerd culture. I walked out of the same theatre confused but with a new appreciation for the master thespians and for playwright Harold Pinter. What does it mean? Stewart’s character Hirst asks this in Act Two of the production, which runs through March 30, but it may as well be asked about the show itself. All that is certain is that the play is set in 1975 in a large room with a bar at a house located in North West London neighborhood of Hampstead. And over the course of two hours of tension undercut by comedic dialogue, we get to know the man of letter Hirst, McKellen’s optimistic but hard-up “poet” Spooner, and Hirst’s two menacing/overprotective servants Foster (Billy Crudup) and Briggs (Shuler Hensley). Depending on your viewpoint, No Man’s Land is “about” two elderly gentlemen meeting in a pub for the first time who proceed to return to one’s home for a night and day of drunken (and unreliable) reminisces. Or maybe it is about a man’s artistic alter ego attempting to reach his affluent counterpart. Or about an outsider who upsets the status quo or perhaps that outside is attempting to save a man from the oblivion his servants seem to desire for him. Or it is about something else entirely. According to Billy Crudup, in a post-show “talk back” on stage with costars Stewart, McKellen and Hensley, it is OK to be confused. “I don’t know that the four of us have the same idea of what’s happening in this space,” he said. “There’s confusion about the knowability of their motivations, of their status of their feelings. It’s obfuscated and misdirected so brilliantly in this play.” Continue @ huffingtonpost.com

Gallery Updated: Magazine Scans

Added the following magazine scans to the Gallery (GALLERY > MAGAZINE SCANS)
Cosmo (Dec 2000)
Elle (2004)
Elle (Nov 1998)
Film Review (Feb 2001)
Show People (Summer 2005)
US (Feb 1999)
Vanity Fair (Sep 1996)

Barbara Chai to Moderate NO MAN’S LAND Talkback this Week

The talk back series at Harold Pinter’s acclaimed production of NO MAN’S LAND continues Thursday, February 20 with Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Billy Crudup, Shuler Hensley and moderator Barbara Chai (Wall Street Journal correspondent). After the performance of NO MAN’S LAND, Chai and the actors will discuss Harold Pinter’s play and answer audience questions about the production and the acclaimed repertory season. The ticketed audience for each performance is welcome to stay, free of charge, for the talk back. A ticket is required for the performance. Continue @ broadwayworld.com

Christian Parker to Moderate This Week’s NO MAN’S LAND Talkback, 2/13

The talk back series at Harold Pinter’s acclaimed production of NO MAN’S LAND continues Thursday, February 13 with Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Billy Crudup, Shuler Hensley and moderator Christian Parker (Associate Artistic Director at the Atlantic Theater Company). After the performance of NO MAN’S LAND Parker and the actors will discuss Harold Pinter’s play and answer audience questions about the production and the acclaimed repertory season. The ticketed audience for each performance is welcome to stay, free of charge, for the talk back. A ticket is required for the performance. Continue @ broadwayworld.com