The Counselor (Film 2013)

Brad Pitt in The Counselor.

Legendary filmmaker Ridley Scott and Pulitzer Prize winning author Cormac McCarthy (“No Country for Old Men”) have joined forces in the motion picture thriller “The Counselor,” starring Michael Fassbender, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem, and Brad Pitt. McCarthy, making his screenwriting debut and Scott interweave the author’s characteristic wit and dark humor with a nightmarish scenario, in which a respected lawyer’s one-time dalliance with an illegal business deal spirals out of control.

“The Counselor” is a cautionary tale about mistakenly tempting fate. Rounding off this tale are people who get involved in something they should have stayed out but are eventually lured into a world where immense amount of cash can be quickly handed in a very dangerous way.

Revealed are the latest online character posters of “The Counselors” assembled to portray unforgettable characters – damaged goods yet attractive who have all ducked in unexpected moments of thrill and humor.

Michael Fassbender is simply known as The Counselor. He is tempted to try for once an illegal way of amassing a large amount of money instantly. Although he’s received numerous warnings about the potential dangers of getting into this deal, his blind arrogance deafened him.

Laura (Penélope Cruz) is the fiancée of The Counselor. Laura is a beautiful woman whom The Counselor cherishes the most. But her intelligence, foresight and her love are no match for his descent into the rabbit hole. They both face tragic consequences if the deal he has made with unseen, powerful forces, goes south.

Javier Bardem takes on the colorful character of Reiner, a nightclub owner who brought The Counselor into the shady deal. Reiner straddles two worlds: the extravagant and decadent realm of a nightclub owner, and the brutal, lawless and merciless criminal underworld that is rapidly closing in on The Counselor, and on Reiner. He appears to possess special insight into The Counselor’s increasingly dire circumstances, but he’s just as much a potential victim of a life that he doesn’t understand.

Malkina, the toughest and probably the darkest of characters that surround The Counselor, is played by no other than actress Cameron Diaz. As Reiner’s malevolent girlfriend, Malkina’s drive is to take control and possess anything and everything.

Brad Pitt rounds up the cirque of intrigue with his portrayal of Westray, a philosophizing and shady middleman whose warnings to The Counselor about the dangers of a world he seeks to enter go unheeded. Handsome, charming and witty, Westray is also an unapologetic womanizer.

“The Counselor” will open on November 13 in cinemas. It is an offering from 20th Century Fox and will be distributed by Warner Bros.

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