Full Trailer for THE COUNSELOR


Ridley Scott's The Counselor is one of those films you simply cannot wait to delve into. While it didn't make my top ten most anticipated films of the fall it is certainly in the top fifteen and I'm highly anxious not only to see what Scott has done direction wise but also what screenwriter and No Country for Old Men scribe Cormac McCarthy has put together here. Either way, it must be something rather engaging as the cast it has attracted is insane. Just looking at the banner above you can see that this could easily serve as alternate programming or a great double feature for David O. Russell's American Hustle. Though I haven't read too much into the film as I'd like to be surprised by what the makers have in store I understand the story centers around an attorney as played by Michael Fassbender who partners with Javier Bardem's crazy-haired character to sell drugs worth millions of dollars. This naturally leads to Fassbender getting in far over his head as other nefarious characters come into play and Fassbender's lawyer has to figure his way out of the position he's put himself in. The reasons he might need to put his hands in that kind of fire are left unexplained as of now and how much of a role his love interest, played by Penelope Cruz, might have is yet to be seen, but I'm loving the look and tone of the trailer. Each of the characters seem to have a defining style and presence while the overall film has a strong sense of what it is and how it wants to compliment the people involved in the story it is telling. It all seems very well calculated and slick and I can't wait to see how it turns out. The film also stars Cameron Diaz, Brad Pitt, Dean Norris, Rosie Perez, John Leguizamo, Natalie Dormer, and Goran Visnjic. The Counselor opens on October 25th. Hit the jump to check out the latest trailer.