Vertical Entertainment will release Brothers By Blood, formerly called The Sound of Philadelphia, starring Matthias Schoenaerts (Rust and Bone, Bullhead), Joel Kinnaman (Altered Carbon, The Killing), Maika Monroe (It Follows, The Guest), and Ryan Phillippe (Crash, Cruel Intentions). The film was written and directed by Jérémie Guez and is an adaptation of Pete Dexter’s 1991 novel “Brotherly Love”. The film which world premiered at Tribeca Film Festival will be released in select theaters and on VOD and digital on January 22, 2021.
Brothers By Blood is set in Philadelphia and follows Peter (Schoenaerts), who helplessly watches on as his sister is killed. His father ultimately takes revenge, which leaves lasting generational wounds on Peter. 30 years later, Peter tries to distance himself from the family business.
“Brothers by Blood explores family ties and the weight of the past that is transmitted from generation to generation, themes that have obsessed me since I was a kid and influenced me both as a writer and a director,” said writer/director, Jérémie Guez. “It has been an immense privilege to adapt Pete Dexter’s novel for cinema and an even greater privilege to be able to do so with such formidable actors. I am beyond thrilled to bring this story to audiences everywhere.”