Following last month’s tantalizing teaser, the first full-length trailer has now arrived for Ridley Scott’s star-studded new thriller, The Counselor. Scripted by celebrated author Cormac McCarthy (No Country for Old Men, The Road) — his first original screenplay — the film tells the story of a lawyer (Michael Fassbender) who finds himself in over his head when he gets involved in drug trafficking. The stellar cast includes Penélope Cruz as his fiancé and a sinister Javier Bardem sporting an outrageous ‘do, not to mention Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz, Dean Norris, Rosie Perez, John Leguizamo, Natalie Dormer and Goran Višnjić. While Scott’s track record has been less than reliable in recent years, this is a very sexy trailer and I’m cautiously optimistic that with a strong script and cast he can still deliver.
The Counselor arrives October 25 in US cinemas and November 7 in NZ. Watch the full-length trailer and a recent teaser below