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WATCH: Terrific New Trailer for Ridley Scott and Cormac McCarthy's 'The Counselor'

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood August 20, 2013 at 11:49AM

A terrific international trailer for Ridley Scott's "The Counselor," starring Michael Fassbender, Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Brad Pitt and Cameron Diaz, has landed. In this new spot for the neo-noir thriller, which was written by Pulitzer Prize winner Cormac McCarthy ("No Country for Old Men," "The Road"), we get more of a glimpse into the kinetic plot.
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Brad Pitt and Michael Fassbender in "The Counselor"
Brad Pitt and Michael Fassbender in "The Counselor"

A terrific international trailer for Ridley Scott's "The Counselor" has landed. In this new spot for the neo-noir thriller, which was written by Pulitzer Prize winner Cormac McCarthy ("No Country for Old Men," "The Road"), we get more of a glimpse into the kinetic plot: Michael Fassbender's steamy romance with Penelope Cruz is disrupted when he finds himself in over his head in local drug trade. There's a decapitated body, and what look to be some ferocious supporting turns by femme fatale Cameron Diaz (sporting a cheetah tattoo on her back), Brad Pitt and crazy-haired Javier Bardem.

Best line goes to Pitt, referring to the $20 million in missing drugs that's been placed on Fassbender's shoulders, and the baddies who are out to get him: "They don't believe in coincidences. They've heard of them, they've just never seen one."

The film hits theaters October 25, via Fox.

Fassbender previously starred in Scott's last big-screen venture, "Prometheus."

This article is related to: Video, Video, Trailers, Trailers, Ridley Scott, Ridley Scott, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.