Yup, my anticipation for this film has now reached fever pitch, as Deadline reveal that Brad Pitt, Javier Bardem and Angelina Jolie are on the verge of joining Michael Fassbender in Ridley Scott’s ‘The Counselor.’ Pitt has been linked to the part of Westray, while Bardem is likely taking the part of Reiner, a criminal who brings The Counselor into the drugs trade. Reports earlier in the week were pointing towards Jolie playing a small role, Deadline’s article says she’s tapped for the female lead, Malkina.

The screenplay for ‘The Counselor’ comes from one of my favourite authors, Cormac McCarthy, whose critically acclaimed books have been adapted into ‘No Country for Old Men, ‘The Road,’ and ‘All The Pretty Horses.’ ‘The Councelor’ is the Pulitzer Prize-winning authors first screenplay. Insiders are describing it as “No Country For Old Men on steroids.” While details are sparse, the story is said to follow a lawyer, simply named The Counselor (Michael Fassbender), who gets embroiled in the drug trade, and ends up fighting for his life. Expect concrete details regarding ‘The Counselor’ soon, as Ridley Scott starts filming in June.

Producer Steve Schwartz has said the following about the ‘The Counselor’: “Since McCarthy himself wrote the script, we get his own muscular prose directly, with its sexual obsessions. It’s a masculine world into which, unusually, two women intrude to play leading roles. McCarthy’s wit and humor in the dialogue make the nightmare even scarier. This may be one of McCarthy’s most disturbing and powerful works.”