Trailer for Ridley Scott’s The Counselor Showcases its A-List Cast

Pitt. Fassbender. Bardem. Cruz. Diaz. And the fastest Land Mammal on Earth. These are the things that the teaser trailer wants you to know about the new thriller from Ridley Scott. The title cards helpfully announces that Cormac McCarthy is on screenwriting duty. Ridley Scott gets all the best people. The cast here is so deep (and the teaser so short) they fail to mention or show Bruno Ganz, John Leguizamo, Rubén Blades, Hank (Dean Norris) from Breaking Bad or Margaery (Natalie Dormer) from Game of Thrones.

The Counselor tells the story of a lawyer, played by Fassbender, who finds himself in over his head when he gets involved in drug trafficking. It appears to do so with copious amounts of style and production value. No surprise considering the director. These are the types of movies I hope Hollywood keeps getting opportunities to make, and I hope the final film lives up to this brief tease.

Kurt Halfyard
Resident culture snob.


  1. How is this the first time I’ve heard about this film? What a lineup. Ridley Scott has been pretty hit and miss these last 20 years, but with McCarthy and that cast behind him surely this can’t go wrong.

    It’s just a shame it comes out so close to my wife’s due date!


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