Michael Fassbender Reteams with Ridley Scott for The Counselor


First announced last month, Ridley Scott’s upcoming 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 and is expected to re-team with his Hunger and Shame director, Steve McQueen, for 12 Years a Slave. He’s also expected to reprise his role as Magneto in an upcoming sequel to last year’s X-Men: First Class.

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