First International Trailer for Ridley Scott’s ‘The Counselor’ Asks If You’ve Been Bad

By June 25, 2013

After drawing the ire of sci-fi fans with the divisive and controversial Prometheus, director Ridley Scott is returning to the crime genre for his next effort. The Counselor is written by famed novelist Cormac McCarthy, whose “No Country For Old Men” and “The Road” have been adapted into films already. This is the 79-year-old McCarthy’s first attempt at writing a feature screenplay, and it was quickly scooped up by 20th Century Fox and earned attention from some A-list talent. This early teaser (via FirstShowing) reminds us a little of the tone of the Coen Brothers’ Oscar-winning adaptation of No Country For Old Men. Watch below:

Not much to go on there, but that’s exactly the reason it’s a great teaser trailer: it doesn’t really give anything away. It’s all about showing off the tone and setting expectations, and with an incredible cast featuring Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, and Cameron Diaz, this should be a hell of a drama.

The story centers on a respected lawyer (Fassbender) who needs some money, so he decides to get into the drug trade with the hopes of not getting in over his head. He brings in a rich accomplice (Bardem) and a shadier character (Pitt), but things don’t quite work out the way he wanted. The Counselor hits theaters on October 25th, 2013.

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