April 12, 2012

Brad Pitt And Javier Bardem Likely To Join Ridley Scott's 'THE COUNSELOR' Starring Michael Fassbender

Deadline reports that Brad Pitt and Javier Bardem (Skyfall, No Country For Old Men, Collateral) have signed on for roles in Ridley Scott's The Counselor which is based on spec-script by author Cormac McCarthy (The Road, No Country For Old Men). The film centers on a lawyer (Michael Fassbender) who tries his hand in the drug-trade only for it to go horribly wrong very quickly. The crime thriller is quickly coming together so it won't be long before we start hearing supporting roles being filled by other talented actors.

Angelina Jolie is said to be circling the female lead but with her commitments to Disney's Maleficent her involvement could be an issue. Jolie's recent string of roles have been terrible so at least with this film it could be somewhat redeeming. Jeremy Renner had also been in the running for a role but his name is nowhere to be seen on this new report. 20th Century Fox is looking to distribute which makes sense considering their longstanding relationship with Ridley.

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