The Counselor (2013)

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The Counselor Synopsis
A lawyer finds himself in over his head when he gets involved in drug trafficking.
The Counselor Release Date
In Theaters October 25, 2013
The Counselor Credits
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Dean Norris, John Leguizamo, Rosie Perez, Natalie Dormer, and Goran Visnjic
Directed by: Ridley Scott
Produced by: Cormac McCarthy, Paula Mae Schwartz, Steve Schwartz, Ridley Scott, and Nick Wechsler
MPAA Rating: [ R ]
Distributor: 20th Century Fox
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Weekend Box Office: Number One Bad Grandpa Kicks The Counselor To The Curb Weekend Box Office: Number One Bad Grandpa Kicks The Counselor To The Curb
There are some weekends when a movie that is so well crafted, so thought provoking, and so much the cinematic masterpiece sweeps into theaters and is overwhelmingly the number one movie at the box office, restoring faith in the American psyche and its ability to both enjoy and reward great movie making.
by Scott Gwin October 27, 2013 discussion comments
Operation Kino 136: The Counselor Does Unspeakable Things On Top Of Our Windshield Operation Kino 136: The Counselor Does Unspeakable Things On Top Of Our Windshield
This week we've brought in big gun support from Jordan Hoffman, and he's doing some unspeakable things on top of the windshield of our car, as we review Ridley Scott's The Counselor. That plus your picks for your favorite movie sex scenes!
by Operation Kino October 25, 2013 discussion comments
Operation Kino 136: Ridley Scott's Auteurist Cred, Plus Our Favorite Sex Scenes Operation Kino 136: Ridley Scott's Auteurist Cred, Plus Our Favorite Sex Scenes
This week Katey has temporarily defected to England, so the boys are left to discuss Ridley Scott, and his credentials as an auteur director, in honor of this week's The Counselor and inspired by Facebook user Jake Bart. We also talk about the process of reporting rumors and casting news online, the benefits of revisiting works of art, and spooooooooky recommendations for the Halloween holiday season.
by Operation Kino October 22, 2013 discussion comments
This Rotten Week: Predicting The Counselor And Jackass: Bad Grandpa Reviews This Rotten Week: Predicting The Counselor And Jackass: Bad Grandpa Reviews
I don’t know about you, but my kid’s been driving me nuts with pumpkins lately. It’s pumpkin this, pumpkin that, daddy let’s carve a pumpkin. It was driving me crazy. Until I saw this page. My god, talk about giving the Halloween season some oomph. These people are heroes. Thank god for movies, right? How else would Halloween be bearable?
by Doug Norrie October 20, 2013 discussion comments
Brad Pitt Quotes Mickey Rourke To Michael Fassbender In Counselor Clip Brad Pitt Quotes Mickey Rourke To Michael Fassbender In Counselor Clip
The latest clip from Ridley Scott’s The Counselor is on its own pretty confusing. What crime are Brad Pitt and Michael Fassbender discussing? What is Pitt advising when he suggests “don’t do it”? Why is he talking about Mickey Rourke?
by Kristy Puchko September 26, 2013 discussion comments
Cameron Diaz Flirts With Penelope Cruz In Latest Clip For The Counselor Cameron Diaz Flirts With Penelope Cruz In Latest Clip For The Counselor
Besides Bardem, Diaz and Cruz, The Counselor also boasts support from the likes Brad Pitt, John Leguizamo, Rosie Perez and Breaking Bad co-star Dean Norris. It is the first original screenplay that McCarthy has penned, and the fact that Scott’s giving it a ride has us extremely excited by the collaboration.
by Sean O'Connell September 18, 2013 discussion comments
Michael Fassbender And Javier Bardem Get Down To Business In New Clip From The Counselor Michael Fassbender And Javier Bardem Get Down To Business In New Clip From The Counselor
In the film Fassbender stars as the titular Counselor, a man living on the border who thinks that he can jump into the drug trafficking business, make a few bucks, and jump right out. Unfortunately, it doesn't take long before the protagonist is dealing with very dangerous people and ends up in over his head.
by Eric Eisenberg September 12, 2013 discussion comments
See Cameron Diaz's Terrifying Back Tattoo In New Trailer For The Counselor See Cameron Diaz's Terrifying Back Tattoo In New Trailer For The Counselor
The last time Javier Bardem was in a movie inspired by Cormac McCarthy, he took on a terrible haircut and won an Oscar for his troubles. Now as the No Country for Old Men star and author reunite and bring a starry cast with them, everyone seems to have taken the haircut advice seriously to heart. In this new international trailer for The Counselor
by Katey Rich August 20, 2013 discussion comments
Michael Fassbender Double-Crosses The Wrong People In Latest Trailer For The Counselor Michael Fassbender Double-Crosses The Wrong People In Latest Trailer For The Counselor
Fassbender is a dirty, crooked lawyer who’s about to double cross some wicked players in the international drug trade. Pitt’s seasoned character tries to warn him off. His actions tick off a chilly Cameron Diaz, and endanger his fiancé (Cruz). And if the screws are turned properly, Scott could have his answer to Joel and Ethan Coen’s No Country.
by Sean O'Connell August 7, 2013 discussion comments
Michael Fassbender Flirts With Extreme Danger In Three New Clips From The Counselor Michael Fassbender Flirts With Extreme Danger In Three New Clips From The Counselor
These clips continue to sell the fact that Scott has an amazing cast at his disposal. Michael Fassbender, who worked with the legendary director on Prometheus, will play a Southwestern lawyer who gets in over his head with some shady characters when he dabbles in the drug-trafficking world.
by Sean O'Connell August 6, 2013 discussion comments
Javier Bardem Looks Ridiculous In New Stills From Ridley Scott's The Counselor Javier Bardem Looks Ridiculous In New Stills From Ridley Scott's The Counselor
It seems that Javier Bardem is at his very best when he is sporting a crazy hairstyle. In 2010 he won an Academy Award for his performance in the Coen brothers' No Country For Old Men, and just last year he got and endless stream of acclaim for his turn in Sam Mendes' Skyfall. If that trend holds true this year, then we should be in for a real treat with Ridley Scott's The Counselor.
by Eric Eisenberg July 25, 2013 discussion comments
Michael Fassbender Goes Bad In The Counselor Domestic Trailer Michael Fassbender Goes Bad In The Counselor Domestic Trailer
Michael Fassbender fronts the film as the titular lawyer, who craves the kind of extravagant wealth that seems only accessible to drug cartels. All the Pretty Horses's Penelope Cruz plays his fiancée Laura, who he wishes to swaddle in wealth. So, he gets involved with Reiner, an enigmatic and dangerous dealer played by No Country For Old Men's Javier Bardem...
by Kristy Puchko July 18, 2013 discussion comments
Ridley Scott's The Counselor Gives Slow-Burn Crazy In Striking International Trailer Ridley Scott's The Counselor Gives Slow-Burn Crazy In Striking International Trailer
There are lot of movies with outrageously strong casts coming out in the next year-- August: Osage County being the runaway favorite-- but I challenge you to find a combination more fascinating than the one leading Ridley Scott's next film The Counselor. You start with a starring role for his Prometheus standout Michael Fassbender...
by Katey Rich June 25, 2013 discussion comments
The Counselor, Alvin And The Chipmunks 4, And More Get New Release Dates The Counselor, Alvin And The Chipmunks 4, And More Get New Release Dates
Prepare thyselves, for Hollywood is doing some major moving and shaking today with its release calendar. Not only has 20th Century Fox announced new dates for four of their upcoming features, we also have learned when you'll be able to see one of the most talked about films of this year's Sundance Film Festival.
by Eric Eisenberg June 11, 2013 discussion comments
The Counselor, Grudge Match And Ghosts Land New Release Dates The Counselor, Grudge Match And Ghosts Land New Release Dates
As a general rule, when studios are putting together their respective release schedules they try to keep their titles as isolated as they can be. It's just simple logic: the fewer number of movies being released on a given weekend means less competition and higher chances for box office success. Which makes this recent round of release date news so strange.
by Eric Eisenberg January 23, 2013 discussion comments
Watch Tony Scott As Boy In Ridley's First Film Watch Tony Scott As Boy In Ridley's First Film
Long before the Scott brothers were kings of Hollywood action and suspense, Tony Scott was just a boy helping his brother by appearing in his first film. This was a black and white short titled "Boy and Bicycle." It's one of Tony's few acting credits and Ridley's only writing credit. The former stars as the titular hero who skips school to enjoy a illicit free day in Hartlepool, England
by Kristy Puchko August 21, 2012 discussion comments
Game Of Thrones' Natalie Dormer Cast In Ridley Scott's The Counselor Game Of Thrones' Natalie Dormer Cast In Ridley Scott's The Counselor
The talent behind The Counselor is not just staggering but impressively growing. Written for the screen by Cormac McCarthy, the Pulitzer Prize winner author of “The Road” and "No Country For Old Men," the violent drug drama is in development under the direction of Ridley Scott and already features an all-star and critically acclaimed cast that includes Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Penelope Cruz...
by Jesse Carp August 2, 2012 discussion comments
John Leguizamo Joins Ridley Scott's The Counselor And Kick-Ass 2 John Leguizamo Joins Ridley Scott's The Counselor And Kick-Ass 2
While every actor in Hollywood wants to be a leading man or woman, there is definitely an added benefit to being a character actor. While being a lead can tie up your schedule and enforce the need to be very careful about the projects you choose, being a character actor you have the opportunity to play smaller roles in a wide variety of cool and interesting projects.
by Eric Eisenberg July 30, 2012 discussion comments
Breaking Bad's Dean Norris Joins Ridley Scott's The Counselor Breaking Bad's Dean Norris Joins Ridley Scott's The Counselor
Scott will be working off of a screenplay by award-winning author Cormac McCarthy (No Country for Old Men, The Road) about a lawyer who attempts to get into the drug trade. Needless to say, things go horribly wrong.
by Sean O'Connell July 25, 2012 discussion comments
Penelope Cruz Confirmed For Ridley Scott's The Counselor, Will Reteam with Almodovàr Penelope Cruz Confirmed For Ridley Scott's The Counselor, Will Reteam with Almodovàr
Gracefully leaping from the big budget Hollywood spectacle Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides to Woody Allen's Italy-set ensemble comedy To Rome With Love to Sergio Castellitto's Italian drama Venuto al mondo, Penelope Cruz defines the phrase international star. So, it's little surprise that one Cruz casting story not only leads to another but also bounds across borders and genres.
by Kristy Puchko June 12, 2012 discussion comments
Is Cameron Diaz Now Playing The Female Lead In Ridley Scott's The Counselor? Is Cameron Diaz Now Playing The Female Lead In Ridley Scott's The Counselor?
Already set to star Michael Fassbender, Javier Bardem and Brad Pitt, the film is about a lawyer living on the border who decides that he can try and make some quick money in the drug game and then walk away with clean hands. These plans go awry, as you can imagine, and the titular character must fight for his life. The story is based on a script that Cormac McCarthy wrote late last year.
by Eric Eisenberg May 8, 2012 discussion comments
Penelope Cruz Interested In Joining Javier Bardem For Ridley Scott's The Counselor Penelope Cruz Interested In Joining Javier Bardem For Ridley Scott's The Counselor
Penelope Cruz, who has been married to Javier Bardem since 2010, is apparently interested in joining The Counselor, which would team her up with her husband for the eighth time. The film is already set to star Michael Fassbender as a lawyer living on the Mexican border who tries his hand at the drug game, thinking that he can make some quick cash and then make a quick exit. When things go wrong, though, he finds himself struggling to survive.
by Eric Eisenberg April 19, 2012 discussion comments
Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie May Star Together In Ridley Scott's The Counselor Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie May Star Together In Ridley Scott's The Counselor
Scott is aiming to start production in late June, just after Prometheus opens, and while Fox is still in talks to distribute, it's hard to imagine they wouldn't pull out all the stops to get their hands on this project. Despite the generic title, the story is anything but slow
by Katey Rich April 12, 2012 discussion comments
Ridley Scott's The Counselor Getting Attention From Angelina Jolie And 20th Century Fox Ridley Scott's The Counselor Getting Attention From Angelina Jolie And 20th Century Fox
Ridley Scott's next project, The Counselor, may be moving fast, but the talent that it's collecting is no joke. In addition to the fact that Scott is on-board (a three-time Oscar nominee), the script was written by Cormac McCarthy, Michael Fassbender is attached to star in the titular role, and both Javier Bardem and Jeremy Renner have been gunning for the part of the major villain. But things are not stopping there.
by Eric Eisenberg April 10, 2012 discussion comments
Jeremy Renner And Javier Bardem Still In The Running For Ridley Scott's The Counselor, Natalie Portman Too? Jeremy Renner And Javier Bardem Still In The Running For Ridley Scott's The Counselor, Natalie Portman Too?
The plot centers on a lawyer (Fassbender), who believes that he can dip a toe in the drug game, make some quick cash, and get out untouched. Everything starts going wrong, however, and he finds himself fighting to survive.
by Eric Eisenberg March 8, 2012 discussion comments
Jeremy Renner And Javier Bardem Interested In Joining Ridley Scott's The Counselor Jeremy Renner And Javier Bardem Interested In Joining Ridley Scott's The Counselor
Jeremy Renner, Javier Bardem and Brad Pitt are all interested in playing the villain in The Counselor. The story follows a young lawyer (Fassbender) who believes that he can dabble in the drug trade without getting in to deep. His best laid plans go awry, however, and he finds himself struggling to survive. Of the three names mentioned, Pitt is the long shot, as it's unclear if his schedule would allow him to take on the part.
by Eric Eisenberg February 24, 2012 discussion comments
Michael Fassbender Confirmed For Ridley Scott's The Counselor Michael Fassbender Confirmed For Ridley Scott's The Counselor
Based on an original McCarthy screenplay, The Counselor is referred to as "No Country for Old Men on steroids" by an insider with knowledge of the plot. The source explains that the story centers on an attorney who thinks he can safely dabble in the drug trade on the side. But the deeper he gets into the criminal underbelly, the harder it’s going to be to come out cleanly on the other side.
by Sean O'Connell February 21, 2012 discussion comments
Ridley Scott Making Cormac McCarthy's The Counselor, Could Michael Fassbender Star? Ridley Scott Making Cormac McCarthy's The Counselor, Could Michael Fassbender Star?
The film isn't based on a novel, but rather an original script that McCarthy wrote last year and is described as "No Country For Old Men on steroids." The story follows a lawyer who decides to try and make a bit of money in the drug world. His plan backfires, however, when he is sucked in too deep and must fight to survive.
by Eric Eisenberg February 9, 2012 discussion comments
Ridley Scott Could Make Cormac McCarthy's The Counselor His Next Project Ridley Scott Could Make Cormac McCarthy's The Counselor His Next Project
When it was announced that Ridley Scott would be directing a new Blade Runner movie, it came with comments by Alcon Entertainment producer Andrew Kosove who said that particular project likely won't be able to get going until at least 2013. With Prometheus coming out this summer, that means Scott has a hole in his schedule that needs to be filmed.
by Eric Eisenberg February 1, 2012 discussion comments
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