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The Counselor

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USA | 2013 | 111 Minutes | Ridley Scott

A respected lawyer (Michael Fassbender) becomes involved in a drug deal that spirals out of control in this dark new thriller from director Ridley Scott and author Cormac McCarthy.

The screenwriting debut of Cormac McCarthy (No Country for Old Men, The Road) finds Michael Fassbender's titular attorney entering the murky and dangerous world of the drug trade to make some quick cash. But when the drugs go missing, the deal turns into a bloody trail of murder and revenge. To bring this nightmarish (and darkly humorous) story to the screen, Academy Award nominated director Ridley Scott has assembled a stunning cast the includes Penelope Cruz as the counselor's fiancée, Javier Bardem and Cameron Diaz as his unscrupulous underworld business associates, and Brad Pitt as a philosophizing and shady middleman. Plus watch for Dean Norris in a small but pivotal role that will certainly satisfy Breaking Bad fans.

Director: Ridley Scott
Principal Cast: Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Javier Bardem, Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz, Rosie Perez, John Leguizamo, Goran Visnjic, Natalie Dormer, Dean Norris
Country: USA
Year: 2013
Running Time: 111 Minutes
Screenplay: Cormac McCarthy
Website: Official Film Website
Format: DCP
US Distributor: 20th Century Fox
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