Michael Fassbender looks like he should probably call Saul Goodman in Ridley Scott’s upcoming The Counselor. I’ve always enjoyed post Gladiator Ridley Scott most when he is putting together ensemble thrillers (Matchstick Men, American Gangster) much more than when he disappears up his own backside like he did with Prometheus (my full rant about which you can find here).
It looks like fairly standard action thriller fare, but given the cast and the presence of Scott behind the camera it could be well worth a watch. Michael Fassbender continues to be in about 456 movies in any given year. And Javier Bardem appears to continue to pick his roles based on the characters hair. Penelope Cruz, Brad Pitt and Cameron Diaz sporting a tattoo which looks like she has been assaulted by a panther round of the A-list cast.
The Counsellor is released 25 October in US and 15 November in UK and Europe