Ridley Scott’s “The Counselor”, based on the original script by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Cormac McCarthy (of “The Road” fame), is in the process of adding Cameron Diaz to its star power-heavy cast.
Diaz, last seen cussing up a storm in the raunchy comedy hit “Bad Teacher”, will join Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz in the cast. She will play Malkina, described as “a strong supporting role”.
“The Counselor” will star Fassbender, once again getting into all kinds of trouble as “a respected lawyer who thinks he can dip a toe into the drug business without getting sucked down, which proves to be a life threatening decision.” You’d think someone who was a “respected lawyer” would know better, but apparently not so much.
The film is being described as “‘No Country For Old Men’ on steroids”. Which, uh, if you’ve seen “No Country”, is saying something.
Ridley Scott, of course, is coming off “Robin Hood” and has “Prometheus” set to re-ignite his prowess as a director when it opens this Summer. “The Counselor”, though, should veer more towards “Body of Lies” and “American Gangster” then the fantasy epics of “Hood” and “Prometheus”.
Via : Deadline