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Michael Fassbender confirmed for Ridley Scott's The Counselor; Pitt, Renner, and Cooper considered for the villain?

02.22.2012

It's confirmed now that Michael Fassbender (PROMETHEUS, SHAME) will be starring in the lead role of Ridley Scott's THE COUNSELOR, a thriller written by Cormac McCarthy said to be reminiscent of his own NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN.

In case you've missed all this before, THE COUNSELOR follows "a respected lawyer (Fassbender) who thinks he can dip a toe in to the drug business without getting sucked down. It is a bad decision and he tries his best to survive it and get out of a desperate situation." Originally expected to be a novel, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer instead turned in an original script to the surprise of his own reps. Scott jumped on it, went straight to his PROMETHEUS android - arguably the most interesting lead actor working in film today - and is now looking to potentially start production as early as May 1st.

So, who now is being looked at to spar with Fassbender as the film's heavy? Last time a McCarthy villain was put to screen, it took the form of Javier Bardem (who incidentally walked away with a Best Supporting Actor Oscar). For THE COUNSELOR, Deadline is saying that Brad Pitt, Jeremy Renner, and Bradley Cooper are being considered for the part.

Wow. This one blossomed very quickly into a top tier project to look out for. What do you guys think? Who would make the most formidable opponent for Fassbender?
Extra Tidbit: Brad Pitt and his abs broke out into stardom thanks to Ridley Scott's 1991 hit THELMA & LOUISE.
Source: Deadline

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1:44PM on 02/22/2012
Yep, Pitt all the way. I'm always interested in the idea of him playing a villain. Cooper just isn't as compelling an actor, in my opinion, and Renner already has a gazillion movies in the pipeline, it seems.
Yep, Pitt all the way. I'm always interested in the idea of him playing a villain. Cooper just isn't as compelling an actor, in my opinion, and Renner already has a gazillion movies in the pipeline, it seems.
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1:21PM on 02/22/2012
agreed with everyone that vote for Pitt. He's actually a decent actor, especially in the last few years he's really anted up his game. And in general it should be an interesting dynamic between the two if Pitt ends up being cast.
agreed with everyone that vote for Pitt. He's actually a decent actor, especially in the last few years he's really anted up his game. And in general it should be an interesting dynamic between the two if Pitt ends up being cast.
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1:10PM on 02/22/2012
I vote Pitt.
I vote Pitt.
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8:41AM on 02/22/2012

Awesome

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6:29AM on 02/22/2012

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7:25AM on 02/22/2012
You can access the full version of the site on your iphone. Just scroll down to the bottom of the webpage, you'll see a link that says "full version".
You can access the full version of the site on your iphone. Just scroll down to the bottom of the webpage, you'll see a link that says "full version".
7:28AM on 02/22/2012
Yeah I know but when I click on it it sends me straight back to the mobile crap. The link is broken.
Yeah I know but when I click on it it sends me straight back to the mobile crap. The link is broken.
7:32AM on 02/22/2012
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And I get thumbed down for this. Sheesh. Fuck there is assholes on this sight.
8:24AM on 02/22/2012
That's bizarre. I commute to work everyday so i spend a lot of time surfing joblo. I didn't care for the mobile version of the site either as it doesn't give you access to a lot of the features. But I haven't had any trouble with the link. Maybe your phone is on the fritz.
That's bizarre. I commute to work everyday so i spend a lot of time surfing joblo. I didn't care for the mobile version of the site either as it doesn't give you access to a lot of the features. But I haven't had any trouble with the link. Maybe your phone is on the fritz.
1:39PM on 02/22/2012
I'm having the exact same problem. The only way I could get around it was by using a different browser besides Safari. It would be really great to have the option to completely disable the mobile site, as it's useless to me without the option of posting comments.
I'm having the exact same problem. The only way I could get around it was by using a different browser besides Safari. It would be really great to have the option to completely disable the mobile site, as it's useless to me without the option of posting comments.
6:18AM on 02/22/2012
My vote goes for Pitt to play opposite Fassbender. He puts Cooper and Renner to SHAME. No pun intended
My vote goes for Pitt to play opposite Fassbender. He puts Cooper and Renner to SHAME. No pun intended
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