Ridley Scott's 'The Couselor' Trailer, with Michael Fassbender and Penelope Cruz, Isn't As Sexy As You'd Think


The Ridley Scott-directed thriller The Counselor debuted its trailer today, the the thrill of fans of any celebrity ever. Because every single star is in this film. Seriously. Michael Fassbender (who also starred in Scott's Prometheus) stars as a lawyer who becomes involved in a drug ring, only to realize that he got in way over his head (as people who get into drug rings tend to do). Also on the cast list is Penelope Cruz as Fassbender's fiancé, Cameron Diaz, Brad Pitt, and Javier Bardem.

Based on a script by author Cormac McCarthy, the film appears to be as bleak a view of the human condition as any work by McCarthy is, with Penelope Cruz in the trailer stating teasingly to Fassbender, "Have you been bad?" If the trailer is any indication, it seems that everyone in this trailer has or will be by the end of the film.

While this is the kind of film that Javier Bardem (who won the Oscar for another McCarthy work, No Country For Old Men) and Brad Pitt make on the regular, Cameron Diaz is a refreshing — not to mention surprising — choice as the film's shadiest lady. Though Diaz churns out comedies like Bad Teacher, films like Gangs Of New York have proven she has the skills to dive into deeper drama. Scott's film could be exactly what she needs to showcase her dramatic style.

Here is the trailer below:


The Counselor will be released on Oct. 25.