Ridley Scott to Direct ‘The Counselor’ with Possibly Michael Fassbender to Star

– by Gig Patta

Talk about a film on the fast track.

Deadline New York has reported that director Ridley Scott is committed to direct “The Counselor,” a script written by Cormac McCarthy. And the production start date will be on May 1st.

The blog site also claimed the director is in talks with his “Prometheus” star Michael Fassbender for the title role. Of course, other high profile actors may also be on the list with a film that is being described as “No Country for Old Men” on steroids.

The title character is a respected lawyer who tried his hand in the drug business, but ended up trapped in a desperation situation.

“Since McCarthy himself wrote the script, we get his own muscular prose directly, with its sexual obsessions. It’s a masculine world into which, unusually, two women intrude to play leading roles,” said producer Steve Schwartz. “McCarthy’s wit and humor in the dialogue make the nightmare even scarier. This may be one of McCarthy’s most disturbing and powerful works.”

Besides McCarthy’s novel of “No Country for Old Men,” his other written novels included “The Road,” and “All the Pretty Horses” were also adapted into films.

Source: Deadline

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