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Watch: New, Full Length Trailer For Ridley Scott's 'The Counselor' Gets Up To Testify

by Kevin Jagernauth
August 7, 2013 12:14 PM
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The Counselor

While Cormac McCarthy is undeniably an American literary icon, cinematic adaptations of his work haven't always fared so well. From the great ("No Country For Old Men") to the good ("The Road") to the missed opportunities ("All The Pretty Horses") to the ones no one saw ("The Sunset Limited"), the success rate has been scattered. But this fall will see two movies based on his efforts. Later this month, James Franco will unspool "Child Of God" in Venice, but for the rest of us, it will be "The Counselor" that we'll be seeing first. More importantly, it was written specifically for the screen. And a new trailer is here giving the biggest peek yet at what is one of the fall's biggest films.

Ridley Scott has stacked the cast for this one—Michael Fassbender, Javier Bardem, Brad Pitt, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Dean Norris, Rosie Perez, John Leguizamo, Natalie Dormer, Goran Visnjic—a tale of a lawyer who gets into the drug game to raise some quick cash but gets in way, way over his head. As the clips yesterday sizzled with an edge of danger... Does this trailer do the same? You tell us, because we're watching it right now along with you.

"The Counselor" bangs the gavel on October 25th.

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  • Rachele | August 8, 2013 6:02 PMReply

    I was concerned when Diaz was signed, but I've changed my mind; I think she fits the role. I love Pitt, Bardem, and Cruz. Mainly I'll be seeing it for Fassbender.

  • Freddie | August 8, 2013 5:43 AMReply

    Still of the opinion that Fassbender can do no wrong. Can't wait for this film but am only worried about the presence of Cameron Diaz...Let's hope she pulls out a good performance to keep up with the stellar cast.

  • Czel Bourutini | August 7, 2013 8:48 PMReply

    This is excellent, and a hit audio, because much of the dialog is inaudible. There are some notable flaws only in the editing, the cuts are too regimented in duration, triggering the big yawn from eating all of the popcorn during the previews.

  • starway2001 | August 7, 2013 2:42 PMReply

    I'm sure this film was already going to be dark to begin with. But Ridley Scott was only a couple of weeks into shooting when his brother, Tony Scott, committed suicide. It'll be interesting to see how that event impacted the tone of the final product.

  • cattt | August 8, 2013 3:15 AM

    BTW, when Ridley's older brother died, he decided to do Blade Runner. That's a dark film but also arguably Scott's best work. His broter's death had an impact on the film's tone.

  • Frank | August 7, 2013 1:34 PMReply

    I get that you sell the movie based on what works (stars, action, sex) but I think audiences really aren't going to know what to make of this and there could be a backlash. It's much weirder and more brutal than any of the marketing materials suggest, and the stuff with Fassbender, Pitt, and Bardem is only half the story. Interesting that they're holding back Cameron Diaz.

  • yer | August 7, 2013 12:50 PMReply

    This script reads just like a McCarthy novel. It's actually kind of a shame it's a film instead of a novella or something its that good.

  • JJ | August 7, 2013 12:41 PMReply

    Bardem has turned into a complete joke.

  • droop | August 7, 2013 1:51 PM

    what exactly do you base this nonsense on?

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