While all the geek talk currently surrounds Ridley Scott's Prometheus, it's the director's next film that's been not-so-quietly piecing together one helluva cast. Based on a spec script written by Cormac McCarthy (No Country for Old Men), The Counselor will star Michael Fassbender as a respected lawyer who tries to dabble in drugs, but finds himself in way over his head. The film has been called "No Country for Old Men on steroids," and its beefed-up cast surely has something to do with it.
Deadline reports that Brad Pitt and Javier Bardem are close to joining the film, with Angelina Jolie rumored to be in discussions for a role as well, which would reunite her with Pitt on screen for the first time since the duo starred in Mr. and Mrs. Smith back in 2005. No word yet on who each of these heavyweights will play, but considering Bardem won an Oscar for his villainous role in No Country, it'd make sense for him to play a bad guy again here. Looks real enticing, even though Variety's Jeff Sneider tweeted earlier that the film "boasts one of the most mediocre scripts I've ever read. Total head-scratcher..."
Here's hoping this cast can pull the meat out of that mediocre script and take it for a fun ride. What say you?