Ridley Scott builds an all-star cast with Pitt, Fassbender, Bardem and Jolie

Ridley Scott builds an all-star cast with Pitt, Fassbender, Bardem and Jolie

By Rachel West on April 13, 2012
Casting News

Please let these rumours be true!  Brad Pitt, Javier Bardem, and Angelina Jolie are in talks to join Michael Fassbender in Ridley Scott’s new project The Counselor. 

The Cormac McCarthy, penned script- a first for the author of The Road and No Country for Old Men- has been attracting a lot of buzz in Hollywood.

The rumour mill is swirling with talk that Pitt and Bardem are thisclose to signing on to the film.  Fassbender is already on board as a respected lawyer who thinks he can dabble in the drug trade without getting sucked under.  Of course, this proves to be a bad decision and the once-esteemed counselor tries to break free of the drug traders.

There’s no further details on who Bardem and Pitt will play, but odds are they’re lined up for roles as the film’s bad guys.  Pitt is said to be eying the part of ‘West Ray’, though no further details have been provided on who or what Ray’s story is all about.   

Bardem famously turned his murderer-for-hire role in No Country for Old Men into an Oscar-winning performance.  As one of the silver screen’s most menacing and memorable performances, we’re just itching to see him venture to the dark side again.

It was originally reported that Angelina Jolie was circling a small role in the film but recent reports suggest she may have turned her attention onto the female lead.  Angie and Brad together on the big screen again?  Talk about a match made in heaven!

It’ll be the first time Pitt has re-teamed with Ridley Scott since his heartthrob-making role in Thelma & Louise over twenty (!) years ago.  And keeping casting all in the family, Scott and Jolie have been working together on a biopic of Gertrude Bell, currently in development, while pre-production has already begun on Twelve Years a Slave, the new film from Shame-helmer Steve McQueen, with Pitt and Fassbender set to share screen time.

In the meantime, you can catch Michael Fassbender in Ridley Scott's Prometheus, due in theatres June 8.

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