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Earlier this month it was reported that American novelist Cormac McCarthy ('No Country for Old Men,' 'The Road') had written his first screenplay; a courtroom/crime thriller entitled 'The Counselor.' The film will revolve around a lawyer who decides to try his hand at drug dealing with understandably negative results. Apparently the script was strong enough to attract the attention of Ridley Scott, who signed on to direct the adaptation of the script to the screen. But who would star in 'The Counselor?' Well it looks like we have our answer as Michael Fassbender has landed the lead role. Fassbender is just coming off working with Scott in the highly anticipated sci-fi epic 'Prometheus' so it isn't hard to figure out how the actor caught Ridley's eye. Scott is hoping to begin shooting 'The Counselor' on May 1st.
Michael Fassbender is quickly becoming one of my favorite actors working today, and I'd hazard that I am not alone on this. The guy has the rare ability to wow both critics and audiences alike; appearing in everything from Steve McQueen's award-winning 'Shame' to Matthew Vaughn's 'X-Men: First Class.' He is tremendously talented and can only enhance the quality of 'The Counselor' if you ask me. With McCarthy's new script being described as 'No Country for Old Men' on steroids, I agree with the writer of the original news piece that it will now be vital for the filmmakers to choose the right actor to play the villain. How does one top Javier Bardem's Anton Chigurh? But I suppose that is a discussion for another day, and another press release.
What do you guys think of a Fassbender/Scott/McCarthy collaboration?