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Michael Fassbender Takes the Lead in Ridley Scott’s Next Film ‘The Counselor’
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Michael Fassbender

Less than two weeks ago we reported that the prolific Ridley Scott had already lined up his first post-Prometheus directing gig, and it wasn’t that Blade Runner sequel he’s been talking about lately. Scott signed on to direct The Counselor, which is the first original screenplay written by acclaimed author Cormac McCarthy (No Country for Old Men). Now, the filmmaker has found his leading man, and it is another cinematic talent who likes to keep busy.

Michael Fassbender, soon to be seen as the android David in Prometheus, has taken the lead role of a respectable attorney who decides to dabble in the drug trade and ends up way over his head, as would be expected.

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Ridley Scott To Direct Cormac McCarthy’s ‘The Counselor’ Next; Michael Fassbender To Star?
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Ridley Scott

Back in January it was reported that Cormac McCarthy, author of books that would one day become movies such as No Country For Old Men and The Road, had sold his first spec script, titled The Counselor.

You might not expect to hear about such a project again for an extended period of time while it’s being developed and pieces are put into place, but instead the movie progresses rapidly. Ridley Scott has now committed himself to directing the film as his next project, and word is that he’d like Michael Fassbender, who will be seen in his Alien prequel, Prometheus, to star.

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Cormac McCarthy Sells First Screenplay ‘The Counselor’
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Cormac McCarthy

You would have imagined that a writer with the stature of one Cormac McCarthy would have sold a handful of screenplays at this point in his career. However, until now, that was far from the case.

The Wrap is reporting that McCarthy has sold his first script, a spec script entitled The Counselor. The script was picked up by Nick Wechsler and Steve and Paula Mae Schwartz, the producers behind the adaptation of McCarthy’s The Road.

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