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Have you been bad? New trailer for Ridley Scott's The Counselor starring Michael Fassbender and Brad Pitt

08.07.2013
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The full trailer for director Ridley Scott's THE COUNSELOR has arrived and it's every bit as cryptic and tantalizing as the screenplay it's based on. Written by author Cormac McCarthy (his first original script), the film stars Michael Fassbender as a lawyer who "gets in over his head when he gets involved in drug trafficking." Joining Fassbender are Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz, Rosie Perez, John Leguizamo, Goran Visnjic, and Breaking Bad's Dean Norris. Fans of McCarthy's work will no doubt note his similar motifs, as well as Scott's signature sleek, vibrant style.

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Having read the script for this, my theory is that people will either love or hate this film, every bit as much as they did McCarthy's NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, which was directed by the Coen Brothers. THE COUNSELOR has some very rough scenes (check out a few teaser clips here) and likely won't have folks walking out of the theater with a smile on their faces, which isn't to say it won't entertain, but it certainly won't be in the traditional sense. That said, I'm very excited to see this as a fan of everyone involved. Some may see Diaz as the weak link, but based on the role that's written, she's got a true opportunity to show a very different side of her onscreen persona's, which could work out very favorably. If you're looking for something non-traditional this fall, I think THE COUNSELOR will be the sure bet.

THE COUNSELOR opens on October 25, 2013.

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Extra Tidbit: I'd love to see a proper adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian. Any of his other books you'd like to see on the big screen?
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12:03AM on 08/08/2013
Wow, like a slicker No Country for Old Men...
Wow, like a slicker No Country for Old Men...
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10:42PM on 08/07/2013
Looks like the cast works really well together. I still think Cameron Diaz seems a mite out of place and I hope she doesn't end up being a weak link. Very interesting what you said about the script making this seem like a possibly divisive film.
Looks like the cast works really well together. I still think Cameron Diaz seems a mite out of place and I hope she doesn't end up being a weak link. Very interesting what you said about the script making this seem like a possibly divisive film.
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5:21PM on 08/07/2013

Ridley Scott

Remember when Ridley was set to direct Blood Meridian? Well, even though that fell through, and I wasn't interested in his adaptation anyways (Todd Fields was far more intriguing), it's great to see him working with Cormac McCarthy on an original screenplay.

Also, it just occurred to me that this film reunites Brad Pitt with Ridley Scott, who directed him in one of his early movie roles, from the 1991 film Thelma & Louise.
Remember when Ridley was set to direct Blood Meridian? Well, even though that fell through, and I wasn't interested in his adaptation anyways (Todd Fields was far more intriguing), it's great to see him working with Cormac McCarthy on an original screenplay.

Also, it just occurred to me that this film reunites Brad Pitt with Ridley Scott, who directed him in one of his early movie roles, from the 1991 film Thelma & Louise.
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2:34PM on 08/07/2013

OMG yes!

Fandango wont let me buy my ticket now so Im just gonna watch this trailer for 2 and 1/2 hours.
Tidbit: Blood Meridian. But itll be hard to do and pretty gross.
Fandango wont let me buy my ticket now so Im just gonna watch this trailer for 2 and 1/2 hours.
Tidbit: Blood Meridian. But itll be hard to do and pretty gross.
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2:28PM on 08/07/2013

Cameron looks like

Kristen Scott Thomas from Only God Forgives in this
Kristen Scott Thomas from Only God Forgives in this
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2:21PM on 08/07/2013
One of the few films this year that I've genuinely gotten excited about. I'm a fan of Scott and the cast looks excellent. Scott's a chameleon when it comes to directing and this looks like his best work in years. Looking forward to it, it's just too bad it's in October.
One of the few films this year that I've genuinely gotten excited about. I'm a fan of Scott and the cast looks excellent. Scott's a chameleon when it comes to directing and this looks like his best work in years. Looking forward to it, it's just too bad it's in October.
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2:18PM on 08/07/2013
Great book, great director, and great actors.. must see for me
Great book, great director, and great actors.. must see for me
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1:42PM on 08/07/2013
"Let's just say its bad...then multiple it by ten".

This looks fantastic with everyone bringing their A-Game.
"Let's just say its bad...then multiple it by ten".

This looks fantastic with everyone bringing their A-Game.
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1:23PM on 08/07/2013
This looks outstanding. I'm a big fan of McCarthy, and Ridley looks like he's returned to his roots. The foreboding music, dark tone, and major talent, too, all click.
This looks outstanding. I'm a big fan of McCarthy, and Ridley looks like he's returned to his roots. The foreboding music, dark tone, and major talent, too, all click.
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