- THE COUNSELLOR
Ridley Scott's upcoming film, The Counselor, has locked its star. Deadline reports that Michael Fassbender will take the leading role in the Cormac McCarthy penned-screenplay.
McCarthy, known for the novels-turned-films, All the Pretty Horses, No Country for Old Men and The Road, wrote The Counselor specifically for the screen. It tells of a present-day Southwest lawyer who gets in over his head in the drug trade.
The article notes that Scott is currently looking for an equally high-profile talent to play the film's villain and is eyeing a shoot to begin this May.
Fassbender is coming off a busy 2011 and already appeared in this year's Haywire. He can soon be seen on the big screen again in Scott's Prometheus.
He's also expected to reprise his role as Magneto in an upcoming sequel to last year's X-Men: First Class.