Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
100 Greatest Characters
Your all-time favourite heroes and villains
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save up to 63%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
New Trailer For The Intern
Robert De Niro goes back to work
Ready For Pez: The Movie?
Sweets going scripted
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation Tops The US Box Office
Cruise scales the charts, Vacation gets parked
First Teaser Trailer For Zoolander 2 Arrives
The film will need to be at least three times longer
Channing Tatum Officially Cast As Gambit
His X-deal is finally done
Trailer For The Little Prince Flies Online
Jeff Bridges learns what the fox says
Ian McShane Plays Game of Thrones
In a secret but 'important' role
Live-Action Naruto Developing At Lionsgate
FX man Michael Gracey set to direct
'Rowdy' Roddy Piper 1954-2015
Wrestler-turned-actor dies, aged 61
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
23 July 2015
Ridley Scott Directing The Cartel
Based on Don Winslow's novel
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Steve Jobs
13 November 2015
Macbeth
02 October 2015
The Martian
01 October 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Slow West (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Exodus: Gods And Kings (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Annie (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Sex Tape (2014)
Empire Star Rating
X-Men: Days Of Future Past (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

First Look At Cameron Diaz And Penélope Cruz In The Counsellor
And Javier Bardem's latest hair disaster

02 July 2013  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  |  Source: 20th Century Fox

submit to reddit

Cormac McCarthy's first original screenplay and Ridley Scott's latest, The Counsellor promises to be dark, murky and filled with amorality. We're confident that it will also be so good it makes the lame walk and brings the dead back to life, or failing that, at least make our top ten list for the year. Here are the two female leads, Cameron Diaz and Penélope Cruz, in action, alongside Javier Bardem, who has once again used a Cormac McCarthy project as an excuse to get his hair cut by a drunk man with pruning shears.


If the film's first teaser trailer is a good indicator of the mayhem to come, The Counsellor will pitch them all right in the quagmire alongside Michael Fassbender's venal, out-of-his-depth lawyer. Plot details are still under wraps, but with McCarthy's previous creations in mind - No Country For Old Men's Chigurh, The Road's cannibals and just about everyone in Blood Meridian - expect the bad guys to be plenty nasty in this one.

Appearing alongside Fassbender, Cruz, Bardem and Diaz are Brad Pitt and Game Of Thrones' Natalie Dormer.

"We started a week after Prometheus came out," the director told Empire last year. "It has a classic Cormac McCarthy darkness which makes you sick to the pit of your stomach. It's really frightening. It's saying: 'Don't play with the devil, don't step across the line, don't think you can do it and get away with it. You can't'."

Quite clearly we were sold even before it started reuniting the cast of Vanilla Sky, but we're even, erm, sold-er now. Expect plenty more on The Counsellor before it reaches our theatres on November 15.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

New Wolverine Featurette Online
'He has lost purpose, and it's a dangerous place...'
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

Your Comments

Like Savages but...good
Maybe? More

Posted by spideed2 at 12:42 on 03 July 2013 | Report This Post

I can't wait to see this movie. More

Posted by criminalmoviereviews at 09:14 on 03 July 2013 | Report This Post

Who else kinda saw Mickey Rourke for a split-second when they looked at this picture of Bardem? More

Posted by Boomer340 at 21:49 on 02 July 2013 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Black Mass Trailer Breakdown With Director Scott Cooper
Find out what's what with Johnny Depp's take on Boston Gangster Whitey Bulger

The N.W.A-Team
Empire visits the set of Straight Outta Compton

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
Read Empire's official verdict

Empire Meets Joely Richardson
On Maggie, Arnie and Event Horizon

100 Greatest Movie Characters
The complete list of your all-time favourite heroes and villains

Vote Now For Your Favourite TV Shows
Pick your top five - if you can...

Paul Rudd Is Awesome
Being awesome: from Clueless to Ant-Man

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)