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The Counselor -- D: Ridley Scott -- screenplay by Cormac McCarthy -- 2013

Ridley Scott will direct "The Counselor" next, not the new Blade Runner movie. Production is expected to start in May.

The Counselor is being described as “‘No Country for Old Men’ on steroids”, with insiders claiming that the story – about a respectable lawyer who gets in over his head after becoming involved in the illegal drug business – is one of McCarthy’s “most disturbing and powerful works” to date. This is his first original script.

Michael Fassbender is the front runner for the lead role.
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Re: The Counselor -- D: Ridley Scott -- screenplay by Cormac McCarthy -- 2013

Bring it on!
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Re: The Counselor -- D: Ridley Scott -- screenplay by Cormac McCarthy -- 2013

Ridley is a hard working madman. I love that guy.
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Re: The Counselor -- D: Ridley Scott -- screenplay by Cormac McCarthy -- 2013

Scott w/ Fassbender as the possible lead? And McCarthy w/ a script? I'm soooo fucking there.
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Re: The Counselor -- D: Ridley Scott -- screenplay by Cormac McCarthy -- 2013

I prefer Scott's historical epics or Sci-fi over his "smaller" films but I'm still very excited for this. The last few McCarthy stories brought to the big screen were fantastic and Fassbender has yet to disappoint.
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Re: The Counselor -- D: Ridley Scott -- screenplay by Cormac McCarthy -- 2013

After coming off Prometheus I can understand why he would want a "smaller" picture to direct. Hopefully it will turn out better than A Good Year.

I agree with GoldenJCJ in that I prefer his epics/sci-fi flicks.
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Fassbender + Cormac McCarthy = My ass in a seat.
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Re: The Counselor -- D: Ridley Scott -- screenplay by Cormac McCarthy -- 2013

Originally Posted by Solid Snake PAC View Post
Scott w/ Fassbender as the possible lead? And McCarthy w/ a script? I'm soooo fucking there.
Word.
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Re: The Counselor -- D: Ridley Scott -- screenplay by Cormac McCarthy -- 2013

This sounds way better than a Blade Runner prequel.
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I love McCarthy and Scott. I just watched Fassbender in Hunger last night and thought his performance and the movie were both great. I eagerly await further information.
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Re: The Counselor -- D: Ridley Scott -- screenplay by Cormac McCarthy -- 2013

I like Fassbender & McCarthy.
Can't say the same about Scott.
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Damn...I had no clue Cormac was still working. This sounds awesome.
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Re: The Counselor -- D: Ridley Scott -- screenplay by Cormac McCarthy -- 2013

Wow, am definitely intrigued by this. Not only for Scott and possibly Fassbender, but also seeing how an original script by McCarthy turns out.
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Re: The Counselor -- D: Ridley Scott -- screenplay by Cormac McCarthy -- 2013

I like everything about it except for Ridley being at the helm.

Man I'd feel a lot better if it wasn't him directing.
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Re: The Counselor -- D: Ridley Scott -- screenplay by Cormac McCarthy -- 2013

Fassbender officially joins cast
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Well they just took the money from my wallet for sure now.
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Man, this cast just keeps getting better and better. They've now signed Brad Pitt, Javier Bardeem and Penelope Cruz to the thing.
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Nice
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Re: The Counselor -- D: Ridley Scott -- screenplay by Cormac McCarthy -- 2013

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Man, this cast just keeps getting better and better. They've now signed Brad Pitt, Javier Bardeem and Penelope Cruz to the thing.
Goddamnit. That's awesome.
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I read that Angelina Jolie may also be involved in a small but pivotal role. Probably something that gets her the coveted "And" credit.
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Re: The Counselor -- D: Ridley Scott -- screenplay by Cormac McCarthy -- 2013

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Damn...I had no clue Cormac was still working. This sounds awesome.
I honestly thought he was dead

Isn't he a recluse?
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Re: The Counselor -- D: Ridley Scott -- screenplay by Cormac McCarthy -- 2013

I just stumbled upon this news tonight. Sounds great to me. Brad Pitt has a small role in the film, and IMDB also lists Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz. Cameron Diaz is rumored to join.

There are other sites that have mentioned Jeremy Renner as a possible addition. But most of those are from 2-3 months ago.
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Re: The Counselor -- D: Ridley Scott -- screenplay by Cormac McCarthy -- 2013

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I honestly thought he was dead

Isn't he a recluse?
He's not a recluse at all. He just prefers to converse with scientists and intellectuals rather than the media. Which is why it was a huge deal when he did that interview with Oprah for The Road.
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Re: The Counselor -- D: Ridley Scott -- screenplay by Cormac McCarthy -- 2013

Pitt, Bardem, Penelope Cruz and Cameron Diaz officially have joined the cast as of last week.
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Diaz? Fuck.

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