I always considered myself a fan of Ridley Scott’s excellent body of work but his latest offering, The Counselor, has snuck in completely under my, normally quite perceptive, movie radar. But, if the trailer above is an indicator of things to come (which is typically exactly what a trailer is) then The Counselor is going to be another movie from one of England’s most celebrated directors that I will thoroughly enjoy.
It is fair to say that Sir Scott has managed to accrue a mightily impressive cast for The Counselor, which includes his current favourite leading man, Michael Fassbender in the title role. Fassbender is joined by the likes of Brad Pitt, Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz in what is a highly impressive selection of some of Hollywood’s best and brightest.
The good news doesn’t end there, however, as The Counselor is based on a screenplay by Cormac McCarthy (he of The Road and No Country for Old Men fame) and it definitely looks like one of America’s literary greats is on fine form once again with this one. The Counselor revolves around a lawyer (Fassbender) who gets in considerably over his head when he becomes embroiled in drug-trafficking and, as you may expect when drugs, money and Cormac McCarthy are concerned, carnage inevitably ensues. Take a look at a few stills from the movie below:
The Counselor will be released in the United States on October 25th and will be dedicated to Ridley Scott’s late brother, Tony.