September 11, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
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Michael Fassbender is “The Counselor” in Ridley Scott’s highly anticipated upcoming film, and today a new clip and character poster have been unveiled. These are again from the UK distributors, so they’ve put the double L in “Counsellor”, which still looks odd to me.
Fassbender the role of the (relatively speaking) good guy who tries to dip his toes into the drug trade to make a little extra money without getting in too deep but of course does anyway. Cormac McCarthy wrote the screenplay, skipping the writing a novel part altogether, with Brad Pitt and Javier Bardem (in another classic hairstyle) playing bad guys, Penelope Cruz as the Counselor’s fiancee who gets entangled in his mess and Cameron Diaz as a femme fatale with her own agenda.
The past few clips have featured Fassbender in varying degrees of threat and danger, and this new scene is no different. “The Counselor” opens on October 25th. See the new poster and clip below, and The Playlist have more from the film featuring the other actors.
August 7, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
“Have you been bad?” croons Penelope Cruz in the new trailer for Ridley Scott’s drug trade thriller “The Counselor,” and judging by the footage, a lot of people have been bad in this story. Hey, it was written by Cormac McCarthy, after all.
Michael Fassbender kicks off the catastrophic events as a lawyer who decides to dip his toes into the drug trade in order to buy a huge engagement rock for his fiancee (Cruz). Of course, bad guys like Brad Pitt and Javier Bardem aren’t so keen on letting him off the hook so easily. Meanwhile, Cameron Diaz’s femme fatale has her own tricks up her sleeves, and they may or may not involve a pet cheetah.
“The Counselor” continues to look incredible and build our anticipation, but we’ll have to wait for November 15th to see the whole thing. For now, the new full length trailer is below.
August 6, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
Michael Fassbender is given some ominous words of caution from Brad Pitt and Javier Bardem and something a little sexier from Penelop Cruz in the first three clips released from Ridley Scott’s highly anticipated thriller “The Counselor.” The clips debuted ahead of the release of the second trailer from the movie, which will drop tomorrow.
Fassbender probably should have heeded the warnings from Pitt and Bardem, but then we wouldn’t have a movie, would we? Cormac McCarthy wrote the screenplay himself about a lawyer (Fassbender) who tries to dip his toes into the drug trade without getting in too deep but of course doesn’t quite succeed at it, getting himself and his fiancee (Cruz) into big, big trouble. Meanwhile, Cameron Diaz plays a femme fatale who has her own scores to settle and hers are really the scenes we can’t wait to see.
“The Counselor” will be released on November 15th and the first three clips can be viewed below. Be sure to check back tomorrow for the full trailer.
June 25, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
We’ve had our eye on this one ever since it was announced, and for good reason. Cormac McCarthy wrote the script, Ridley Scott directed it, Michael Fassbender starred in it, need we say more? Now, the first teaser trailer for “The Counselor” has finally arrived, and it looks just as crazy and awesome as expected.
Fassbender, normally adept at play bad-asses himself, is the good guy in over his head here, as a lawyer who tries to dip his toes into the Mexican drug trade without getting in too deep. Soon, he’s surrounded by bad guys like Brad Pitt and Javier Bardem, who debuts yet another classic crazy-villain hairstyle, his fiancee (Penelope Cruz) gets pulled in, and a mysterious femme fatale named Malkina (Cameron Diaz in a bit of counter-intuitive casting) sets her own agenda. And yeah, she has a pet cheetah.
“The Counselor” will be released on November 15th and the first international trailer can be seen below.
August 3, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
British actress Natalie Dormer has landed a role in the highly anticipated Cormac McCarthy-scripted, Ridley Scott-directed “The Counselor”, according to THR. Michael Fassbender plays the titular role, and is joined by an all-star supporting cast that includes Brad Pitt, Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz and Cameron Diaz. Dormer’s role is expected to be supporting in nature.
Fassbender’s Counselor is a lawyer in the film that’s been described as “‘No Country For Old Men’ on steroids.” The Counselor tries to dip his toes into the Mexican drug trade without getting himself in too deep, but of course that doesn’t work out so well when he becomes entangled with some very dangerous men (Bardem and Pitt). Meanwhile, his fiancee Laura (Cruz) gets dragged into the mess and Diaz’s femme fatale Malkina has an agenda of her own. Filming is currently underway in London.
Dormer, most known to audiences from her role as Anne Boelyn on series “The Tudors” opposite Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, has also appeared in supporting roles in films including “Captain America: The First Avenger” and “W.E.” She also completed work on Ron Howard’s Formula One biopic “Rush” with Chris Hemsworth, and is currently shooting the role of Margaery Tyrell for next season of HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”
April 3, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
Some plot and character details are cleared up with our first look at the trailer for Woody Allen’s newest globe-trotting filmmaking venture, “To Rome With Love.” Allen himself is back on the screen in this one, about interlocking stories of love, infidelity, family, politics, fame and more. He joins Jesse Eisenberg, an American living in Rome with his girlfriend Greta Gerwig. When her newly dumped best friend Ellen Page shows up to stay a while, an instant love triangle is formed. Alec Baldwin plays his visiting father, while elsewhere in the city Alison Pill plays Allen’s daughter, dating an Italian her father disapproves of and Penelope Cruz plays the hottest prostitute that could only exist in the movies.
Typical of Allen’s films, the dialogue is sharp and funny and the situations playful and silly. Bring on Copenhagen. In the meantime, “To Rome with Love” opens on June 22nd and the first trailer can be viewed below.
May 15, 2011 | Posted by Rebecca Lewis
More news from Cannes! Screen Daily have confirmed that Emile Hirsch has signed on to play opposite Penelope Cruz in Twice Born.
Based on the book “Venuto Al Mondo” by Margaret Mazzantini, the film will be directed by Sergio Castellitto, who has also adapted the novel for the screen. The story follows “a woman who returns to Sarajevo with her son in tow and revisits the tumultuous past she shared with his late father.”
After a quiet couple of years, Hirsch‘s resume is beginning to see new life, as both Killer Joe with Matthew McConaughey and The Darkest Hour with fellow up and comers Olivia Thirlby and Max Minghella are now in post production, and filming is currently underway on The Motel Life, starring Dakota Fanning and Stephen Dorff.
Next up for Hirsch is a role in the eagerly anticipated Savages alongside Blake Lively, Taylor Kitsch and Aaron Johnson, before filming on Twice Born begins in September.