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Cameron Diaz takes on role previously eyed by Angelina Jolie in Ridley Scott's The Counselor

May. 9, 2012by:

Ridley Scott's follow-up to his hotly anticipated PROMETHEUS is the Cormac McCarthy-scripted film THE COUNSELOR, and it's already boasting an incredible cast that includes Michael Fassbender, Javier Bardem, and Brad Pitt.

And for a moment there, it seemed like Pitt's other half Angelina Jolie would be taking on the role of 'Malkina' in the Scott/McCarthy joint. But according to Twitch, it looks like unlikely actress Cameron Diaz has landed the dark (for her) role.

The Playlist lays it out saying that the story follows "an attorney (Michael Fassbender) who is in search of a big payday after he proposes to his girlfriend, Laura. So he hooks up with Reiner (Bardem), an acquaintance with deep criminal ties, for a new business proposition: they'll take $20 million worth of cocaine from south of the border and offload it themselves, aided by the no-good Westray (Pitt). As you might imagine, things do not go well for anyone involved." In regards to Diaz's role they add, "In the script, Malkina is a hyper-sexualized Argentinean woman who's hooked up with Reiner, and it's pretty meaty part all around."

Argentinean's have one of the more interesting mixes of cultures, with a lot of Italian and German mixed within their Spanish roots. Diaz, half Cuban on her dad's side and part English and German on her mom's, should fit the film's part (on a superficial level) better than many might think. So who knows? Maybe she'll do well with a nice, challenging role. I'm rooting for her anyway.

THE COUNSELOR begins production next month.
Source: TwitchThe Playlist

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11:45AM on 05/09/2012
Or maybe call Mia Maestro cause shes argentinian, but a little unknown in Hollywood. Anyway Im from Argentina and here Joblo.com is a famous web too, very useful for movie fans like me. And John Carter was a hit here (lol).
Or maybe call Mia Maestro cause shes argentinian, but a little unknown in Hollywood. Anyway Im from Argentina and here Joblo.com is a famous web too, very useful for movie fans like me. And John Carter was a hit here (lol).
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7:06AM on 05/09/2012
Cameron Diaz performed pretty well in My Sister's Keeper and Vanilla Sky, 2 of her more multi-dimensional roles. So yes, I'm interested to see her handle this.
Cameron Diaz performed pretty well in My Sister's Keeper and Vanilla Sky, 2 of her more multi-dimensional roles. So yes, I'm interested to see her handle this.
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9:29AM on 05/09/2012
I'm a huge McCarthy fan , and the cast up to this point seemed pitch perfect, but I don't see Diaz for this film at all. She is utterly lightweight. There are actors and there are movie stars, and sometimes people are both, but she has always been only the latter. She can be kind of funny, but if this part plays like it reads she seems a poor choice.
I'm a huge McCarthy fan , and the cast up to this point seemed pitch perfect, but I don't see Diaz for this film at all. She is utterly lightweight. There are actors and there are movie stars, and sometimes people are both, but she has always been only the latter. She can be kind of funny, but if this part plays like it reads she seems a poor choice.
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7:02AM on 05/09/2012
Hmm, I don't think "Argentinian" when I see Cameron Diaz, but it's the same with Angelina Jolie too. I like what you've pointed out about the rich ancestral heritage of Argentinians, and it's interesting that Diaz is half Cuban. I'm still not sure if she's the best to pull off what sounds like a femme fatale kinda role, but we'll see.
Hmm, I don't think "Argentinian" when I see Cameron Diaz, but it's the same with Angelina Jolie too. I like what you've pointed out about the rich ancestral heritage of Argentinians, and it's interesting that Diaz is half Cuban. I'm still not sure if she's the best to pull off what sounds like a femme fatale kinda role, but we'll see.
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7:53AM on 05/09/2012
It never occurred to me that with a last name of Diaz she might have Hispanic ancestry. Seems obvious now.
It never occurred to me that with a last name of Diaz she might have Hispanic ancestry. Seems obvious now.
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9:13AM on 05/09/2012
"Her father is Cuban. Her mother is Anglo with partial Cherokee ancestry."

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"Her father is Cuban. Her mother is Anglo with partial Cherokee ancestry."

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3:53PM on 05/09/2012
I just hope she wont channel some of that Charlie's Angels sass because she'll look awkward considering she's working with Ridely Scott
I just hope she wont channel some of that Charlie's Angels sass because she'll look awkward considering she's working with Ridely Scott
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2:52PM on 05/09/2012
I like Diaz, but ever since Gangs of New York I get cautious when she's mentioned for a dramatic role. Maybe she'll surprise me, though.
I like Diaz, but ever since Gangs of New York I get cautious when she's mentioned for a dramatic role. Maybe she'll surprise me, though.
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