20th Century Fox has released new images from Ridley Scott’s new film The Counselor. The script by Cormac McCarthy (author of The Road and No Country for Old Men) centers on an attorney (Michael Fassbender) who teams with Reiner (Javier Bardem) to sell $20 million worth of cocaine.
Scott’s films always seem to involve top-tier talent and intriguing premises and this one is no exception to that. In addition to its amazing cast, which also includes Brad Pitt, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Dean Norris, Rosie Perez, John Leguizamo, Natalie Dormer, and Goran Visnjic, the film also sports the first screenplay by McCarthy.
An except has been released online and it’s a unique and intense read. Most screenplays are sparse in scene descriptions and leave the visuals to the director. McCarthy’s script goes down to almost every single motion the characters make. It’s worth a read but be warned that ist does spoil a little bit of the movie.