After making an anticipated return to Science Fiction with the box office hit PROMETHEUS, Ridley Scott has returned to the crime film genre with his latest film THE COUNSELOR. The first thing audiences will notice is the impressive cast. Michael Fassbender leads a cast which includes Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz and Academy Award winners Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz.
What we see in the trailer looks promising. What’s fascinating is that it calls to mind the work of Ridley’s brother, Tony Scott. The film made headlines for being put in hiatus after the untimely death of Tony in August of 2012. It will be interesting to see what the repercussions will have on the film. No doubt the film will go to a dark place artistically especially With a screenplay by Cormac McCarthy.
THE COUNSELOR stars Michael Fassbender, Javier Bardem, Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz and Brad Pitt. The film is directed by Ridley Scott and is written by Cormac McCarthy. THE COUNSELOR is scheduled for release on October 25, 2013
Legendary filmmaker Ridley Scott and Pulitzer Prize winning author Cormac McCarthy (No Country for Old Men) have joined forces in the motion picture thriller THE COUNSELOR, starring Michael Fassbender, Javier Bardem, Brad Pitt, Penélope Cruz, and Cameron Diaz. McCarthy, making his screenwriting debut and Scott interweave the author’s characteristic wit and dark humor with a nightmarish scenario, in which a respected lawyer’s dalliance with an illegal business deal spirals out of control.