The Counselor has the potential to be one of the best movies of 2013. Director Ridley Scott is reteaming with his Prometheus star, the increasingly awesome Michael Fassbender, for the first spec script written by the legendary Cormac McCarthy. Deadline has a list of actors being considered for the villain role, so read on to find out who they are.
Action superstar Jeremy Renner (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, The Bourne Legacy), Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men), and Brad Pitt are all mentioned in the report, and though nothing is close to official, it’s still interesting to picture each of these guys taking on Fassbender in the drama. All of these actors are very busy, so it’ll be interesting to see which one can squeeze this one into his schedule; the film is set to start shooting this May.
The Counselor follows an admired lawyer (Fassbender) who is tempted by the drug business and ends up getting in over his head. No word yet on what the villainous role will be, but who would you like to see star opposite Fassbender here?