March 8, 2012

Natalie Portman Wanted For The Counselor, Renner And Bardem Close In On Villain Role

Twitch is reporting that both Javier Bardem and Jeremy Renner are close to being cast as the villain in Ridley Scott's The Counselor. They also mention Oscar winner Natalie Portman (Black Swan, Thor 2) is in early talks for the female lead. The film that has Michael Fassbender  as a lawyer who tries to get into the drug trade with violent consequences.

Nothing is final on Portman joining the film as she is also in talks for the two Terrance Malick films which are currently in production. Natalie is also eyeing the lead in new Wachowskis project and has obligations to reprise her role of Jane Foster in the untitled sequel to Thor which shoots this Spring/Summer in London.

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