Two upcoming films have set themselves for release this fall. November 15 will see the release of both Ridley Scott’s The Counselor and Peter Segal’s Grudge Match.
The Counselor, starring Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Dean Norris, John Leguizamo and Natalie Dormer, was scripted by Cormac McCarthy and tells of a present-day Southwest lawyer who gets in over his head in the drug trade.
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Ridley Scott has returned to the set of his new film “The Counselor” after taking time off following his brother’s apparent suicide.
A private funeral was held for Tony Scott in Los Angeles at the end of August, five days after the filmmaker jumped off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in Los Angeles.
Ridley Scott suspended production on his film for two weeks to mourn the death of his brother, according to the Press Association. Now, the director is back in London to finishing shooting his latest drama, “The Counselor.”
The film stars Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Cameron Diaz and Penelope Cruz.
Variety reports that the Breaking Bad star will play an unconfirmed role in the crime drama.
Norris joins Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz and Cameron Diaz in the film, which centres on a lawyer (Fassbender) who becomes involved in cocaine trading on the Mexican border.
Cormac McCarthy, author of The Road and No Country for Old Men, has penned the script.
Pitt has previously expressed his enthusiasm for the project, saying: “[I am a big] Cormac McCarthy fan… I mean, I’ve read every word the guy’s published and most of them more than once. So this was a chance to do something of his, and also to work with Ridley again.
“Ridley gave me my first break into the big leagues. And I’m a Fassbender fanatic too.”
“The Counselor,” the first original screenplay by Cormac McCarthy, is set to begin shooting in just a few short weeks with Ridley Scott at the helm. The film follows the titular character (Michael Fassbender) who ventures into the world of drug dealing with deadly consequences, and it features a stellar cast including Javier Bardem, Cameron Diaz and Brad Pitt. In a conversation with Empire at Cannes, Pitt dished on his excitement about the project, saying, “I’ve read every word [McCarthy’s] published and most of them more than once. So this was a chance to do something of his and also work with Ridley again.”
Pitt plays the role of Westray, who helps Fassbender get ahold of a $20 million stash of cocaine. While Pitt cautions that his turn in the film will only amount to “doing a few days,” he’s more than capable of stealing the show. You don’t need much more proof of that than his big-screen debut as the hitchhiker in Scott’s “Thelma & Louise” or his turn as the stoner roommate of Christian Slater in the Quentin Tarantino-written and Tony Scott-directed “True Romance.”
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