“Have you been bad?” Penélope Cruz asks of her fiancé, the titular lawyer played by Michael Fassbender, at the end of the new trailer for The Counselor. From the looks of things, the answer is a resolute “Yes.”
Despite the fact that the title sounds like an adaptation of a middling John Grisham novel, Ridley Scott’s latest feature was written by Cormac McCarthy in what is his first original screenplay. Fassbender stars as a man seduced by the promise of easy cash who eventually gets drawn into a seedy world of vicious criminals, international drug-running, beheaded motorcyclists, and at least a couple of cheetahs. The cast also includes Javier Bardem, Brad Pitt, and Cameron Diaz, who looks like she’s gotten her hands on a pretty meaty role. Check out the trailer below.