We recently brought you news about a screenplay that No Country for Old Men writer Cormac McCarthy surprised his agents with. The author’s first spec script is being called The Counselor, which is described as a dark legal drama set in the Southwest. The producers behind McCarthy adaptation The Road promised “sexual obsession,” two women intruding into a “masculine world,” and one of the scribe’s “most disturbing and powerful works” yet. We got excited, of course. Now Deadline is reporting that the screenplay finally has a director attached: Ridley Scott. Better yet is that the website believes there’s a “high likelihood” that Shame star Michael Fassbender will be toplining the production. McCarthy is apparently chatting with a number of high profile acting potentials for the “No Country for Old Men on steroids,” project — expected to go before the cameras on May 1. After the emotionally toiling sex addiction film, we think that Fassy can handle McCarthy’s tale about “a respected lawyer who thinks he can dip a toe in to the drug business without getting sucked down.” Don’t you?
Written by Alison Nastasi