It’s hard to find a movie with more promise this year than Ridley Scott’s upcoming film The Counselor.
The thriller stars an all-star cast of Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Javier Bardem, Cameron Diaz and Penélope Cruz, and it was written by one of the most acclaimed living novelists, Cormac McCarthy. Understandably, anticipation for the film has been high since McCarthy first sold the script back early last year, and now promotion is really beginning to pick up.
Following news that the release date for the film has been moved up to October and yesterday’s release of a short teaser trailer, today we have an even closer look at the movie with images from the set and an excerpt from the script.
Entertainment Weekly has posted the first stills from the film, one a portrait of Fassbender’s lawyer character and the other showing Diaz and Cruz enjoying what looks to be some spa time. The stills come shortly after McCarthy released an excerpt from his screenplay in The New Yorker. The lengthy piece is titled “Scenes of the Crime,” and while it doesn’t include much dialogue, it certainly sets up the film for plenty of violence and action.
The movie follows a young lawyer (Fassbender) who seeks the help of two other men (Pitt and Bardem) to traffic drugs through the Mexican border. Head here for the excerpt from Cormac McCarthy’s script.
The Counselor is set for a release date of Oct. 25.