Rosie Perez Joins Ridley Scott’s The Counselor

Rosie PerezRemember Rosie Perez? The pint-sized former fly-girl, the spunky co-star of “White Men Can’t Jump”, and community activist? She’s been around here and there, though her highest profile film role in recent years was as a vindictive corrupt cop in “Pineapple Express” back in 2008. Now it’s being reported that the actress is joining the all-star cast of Ridley Scott’s upcoming thriller “The Counselor”.

Based on the first script by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Cormac McCarthy (“The Road, “No Country For Old Men”), “The Counselor” stars Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Cameron Diaz, and Dean Norris. That’s a big step up for Perez—yeah, and that includes the everybody-hug-and-feel-better-about-ourselves drama “Won’t Back Down”.

“The Counselor” is the grim saga of a straight-laced lawyer (Fassbender) who proposes to his girlfriend (Cruz), then goes looking for a way to supplement his income. Unfortunately for him, he gets together with the wrong people, including Renier (Bardem), a friend with links to the criminal underworld. With Westray (Pitt) in tow, the trio transports $20 million worth of cocaine up from Mexico. There’s no way that could wrong, is there?

Penned by McCarthy, the chances of a happy ending are sparse, at best, and the story sounds appropriately bleak and severe. There’s no word, yet, on what role Perez will play in all of this, but we’re keeping an eye on this one for sure.

Via : Variety