“The Counselor” is an intense suspense-thriller that brings an ensemble of Hollywood’s most multi-faceted actors including Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Javier Bardem, Cameron Diaz and Penelope Cruz, directed by blockbuster maker Ridley Scott (“Gladiator,” “Black Hawk Down,” “Alien,” “American Gangster”) and written by Cormac McCarthy, a Pulitzer Prize winner whose works have been turned into acclaimed films such as “No Country For Old Men,” “The Road” and “All the Pretty Horses.”
Fassbender plays a lawyer known as the counselor whose involvement with a drug trafficking syndicate goes awry along with an accomplice played by Brad Pitt. Bardem who plays partner to Fassbender’s character further deepens the plot with his relatively strong ties with the drug cartel while equally strong femme fatale characters are played by Penelope Cruz and Cameron Diaz. “The Counselor,” lured by the sparkling promise of easy money in drug trafficking soon finds out that he will soon have to escape the fatal consequences of his euphoric decision.
“The Counselor” will open November in theaters nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.