After working together in the upcoming sci-fi movie “Prometheus,” Michael Fassbender and director Sir Ridley Scott will be teaming up once again for their next venture “The Counsellor.”
According to celebrity news website Deadline, Scott will begin shooting “The Counsellor” as soon as he is done with the post-production work of “Prometheus,” and the 74-year-old director has chosen Fassbender to play the lead on his next project as well.
It means that The Counsellor’s shooting would begin at the start of May and with just a few months left, Scott has started contacting his targeted actors. The British movie maker is reportedly on the lookout for a villain too and Jeremy Renner’s name is apparently on the radar.
In addition to Renner, other superstars like Brad Pitt and Bradley Cooper have also been linked with “The Counsellor.” The movie’s plot details haven’t been properly leaked to the media yet, with the only description coming out of its makers being that it will be like “No Country For Old Men on steroids.”
“The Counsellor” will be based upon a lawyer and his struggles with the drug business. Its screenplay has been penned by the famous novelist/playwright Cormac McCarthy. The movie’s co-producers are Nick Wechsler, Steve Schwartz and Paula Mae Schwartz, who are still very much undecided on the studio for its development.