Jude Law is considered one of Hollywood's hottest heartthrobs, with his chiselled cheekbones and English charm, but now the 41 year-old actor looks nearly unrecognizable as a hot-headed, alcoholic, ex-convict safecracker in the new gritty British crime drama 'Dom Hemingway.'

Dom Hemingway
Jude Law and Richard E. Grant in 'Dom Hemingway'

The flick, which hit cinemas in the UK in November of last year (2013), is destined for the US theatres on Wednesday (April 2nd) and only time can tell if cinemagoers from across the pond will take to Law's aggressively emphasised cockney accent, while playing the selfish and corrupt titular character.

'Dom Hemingway' is a man who has been imprisoned for the last 12 years, and when finally released, the hedonist immediately attempts to retrieve what he is owed for all those years of silence.

Watch the trailer for 'Dom Hemingway' here

Hemingway quickly reunites with his partner in crime, Dickie, played by Richard E. Grant, and he assist's the ill-tempered safecracker in tracking down Mr. Fontaine (Demian Bicher), who is his former boss and the person holding his money. But when meeting at Mr. Fontaine's vacation home in the south of France not everything goes to plan, and Dom quickly figures out his priority in life must be to reconnect with his estranged daughter Evelyn (Emilia Clarke).

However, the rebuilding of their relationship is hampered with constant influences of drugs, alcohol and sex, but can Dom change his ways for his family?

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