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Ridley Scott's The Counselor, from a script by Cormac McCarthy, stars Michael Fassbender as the title character, a slick lawyer who is madly in love with Laura (Penelope Cruz). He asks her to marry him, and she agrees, though she is unaware that serious financial troubles have prompted him to fund a drug deal with a shady but established middle man named Westray (Brad Pitt), that could bring in millions. Part of the counselor's financial troubles stem from the fact that he's investing in a club being opened by his best friend Reiner (Javier Bardem), a hedonist and occasional client who has attained his wealth by any means necessary, and likes to keep his wife, Malkina (Cameron Diaz) covered in all the accoutrements the wealthy enjoy. However, when the drug deal starts to go wrong, the counselor finds himself unprepared to deal with the fallout, and soon he's trying to protect his bride-to-be as well as himself from the wrath of a drug cartel that has no qualms about exacting revenge. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

  • Release date:October 25, 2013


Michael Fassbender
as Counselor
Penélope Cruz
as Laura
Cameron Diaz
as Malkina
Javier Bardem
as Reiner
Brad Pitt
as Westray
Dean Norris
as Buyer
John Leguizamo
Natalie Dormer
as Blonde
Goran Visnjic
as Banker
Bruno Ganz
as Diamond Dealer
Paris Jefferson
as Waitress
Rosie Perez
as Ruth
Sam Spruell
as Wireman
Toby Kebbell
as Tony
Edgar Ramirez
as Priest
Richard Brake
as Second Man
Barbara Durkin
as Cafe Waitress
Giannina Facio
as Women With Mobile Phone
Velibor Topic
as Sedan Man
Alexander Biggie
as Junkyard Boy #1
Frank Spano
as Man With Bar
Gerard Monaco
as Hotel Waiter
Fernando Cayo
as Abogado
Rubén Blades
as Jefe
Donna Air
as Chauffeur


Ridley Scott
Ridley Scott
Paula Mae Schwartz
Nick Wechsler
Steve Schwartz
Cormac McCarthy
Dariusz Wolski
Pietro Scalia
Arthur Max
Production Designer
Alex Cameron
Art Director
Alejandro Fernandez
Art Director
Marc Homes
Supervising Art Director
Ben Munro
Art Director
Teresa Kelly
Associate Producer
Cormac McCarthy
Executive Producer
Mark Huffam
Executive Producer
Michael Schaefer
Executive Producer
Michael Costigan
Executive Producer
Janty Yates
Costume Designer
Sonja Klaus
Set Decorator
Oliver Tarney
Sound/Sound Designer
Max Keene
First Assistant Director
Stefan Stankowski
Camera Operator
Graham Hall
Camera Operator
Julian Morson
Camera Operator
Daniele Massaccesi
Camera Operator
Nina Gold
Luis San Narciso
Avy Kaufman
Sara Desmond
Production Manager
Rob Inch
Stunts Coordinator
Clare Spragge
Costumes Supervisor
Oliver Tarney
Supervising Sound Editor
Yousaf Bokhari
Unit Production Manager
Charley Henley
Visual Effects Supervisor
Chris Burdon
Re-Recording Mixer
Mark Albela
Line Producer
Mary Richards
Line Producer
Tina Earnshaw
Makeup Designer