I was surprised when 20th Century Fox decided not to submit Ridley Scott‘s The Counselor to any of the fall film festivals. With a screenplay from Cormac McCarthy and a cast that includes Michael Fassbender, Javier Bardem, Cameron Diaz, Brad Pitt and Penelope Cruz it seems like a film that could benefit from some early festival buzz, both with audiences and certain from an awards perspective. Then again, this could just be me wishing it had shown up in Toronto because I’m really looking forward to seeing it.
That said, Fox has just released the first clip from the film along with five character posters featuring the actors I just referenced above.
Set to hit theaters on October 25, The Counselor centers on a present-day Southwest lawyer (Fassbender) who thinks he can dip a toe into the drug business without getting sucked down. A bad decision. He tries his best to survive it and get out of a desperate situation, but can he?
Check out the clip above and click on any of the thumbnails below to browse the six posters.