A number of images have landed online of Michael Fassbender and Brad Pitt on the set of Ridley Scott’s ‘The Counselor.’ Alongside Fassbender and Pitt, the film features a top-notch cast in Dean Norris, Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz, and Javier Bardem. The story for ‘The Counselor’ is said to follow a lawyer, simply named The Counselor (Fassbender), who gets embroiled in the drug trade and ends up fighting for his life. Pitt is playing Westray, who helps Fassbender’s lawyer get hold of a $20 million stash of cocaine. Bardem is taking the part of Reiner, a criminal who brings The Counselor into the drugs trade. 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.

Brad Pitt, who will next be seen on the big screen in Andrew Dominik’s ‘Killing Them Softly’ and Marc Forster’s ‘World War Z,’ has previously said the following about his involvement on ‘The Counselor,’ “I’m only doing a few days on that. [Killing Them Softly director] Andrew [Dominik] and I are both Cormac McCarthy fans – I mean, I’ve read every word the guy’s published and most of them more than once. So this was a chance to do something of his and also to work with Ridley [Scott] again. Ridley gave me my first break into the big leagues. And I’m a [Michael] Fassbender fanatic too.”

Over the last eighteen months, Michael Fassbender has had a string of outstanding performances with his respected roles in Ridley Scott’s ‘Prometheus,’ Cary Fukunaga’s ’Jane Eyre,’ Matthew Vaughn’s ‘X-Men: First Class,’ David Cronenberg’s ‘A Dangerous Method,’ Steve McQueen’s ‘Shame,’ and Steven Soderberg’s ‘Haywire’ all being much acclaimed. Thankfully for us movie lovers, Fassbender’s upcoming slate is looking equally impressive. The actor is re-teaming with his ‘Shame’ and ‘Hunger’ director Steve McQueen on the adaptation of Solomon Northrup’s autobiography ‘Twelve Years A Slave,’  Ridley Scott on ‘The Counselor,’ reprising his role as Magneto in Matthew Vaughn’s ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,’ and finally he’s attached to star in and co-produce a movie adaptation of Ubisoft’s popular video game ‘Assassin’s Creed.’ Image sources: PopSugar and Digital Spy.