It seems that director Ridley Scott may nab Brad Pitt and Javier Bardem to play supporting roles in the thriller "The Counselor" after all--Deadline reports that both actors are in talks for the film.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Cormac McCarthy wrote the script in which Michael Fassbender will play a respected lawyer who thinks he can dip a toe in to the drug business without getting sucked in. It is a bad decision and he tries his best to survive it and get out of a desperate situation.
Natalie Portman is tipped to play his fiancee Laura while Bardem is now to play the role of the villain, a criminal named Reiner who facilitates the lawyer's entry into the drug trade. The bad guy role is being likened to Bardem's turn in the film adaptation of McCarthy's "No Country for Old Men"
Pitt looks likely to take the small part of West Ray, a "mysterious figure that advises Fassbender's character on the drug trade".
Pitt's soon to be wife Angelina Jolie is also in discussions to co-star but her talks aren't as far along.
Nick Wechsler, Steve and Paula Mae Schwartz will produce.
Production is due to start this June.