While Cormac McCarthy is undeniably an American literary icon, cinematic adaptations of his work haven’t always fared so well. From the great (“No Country For Old Men“) to the good (“The Road“) to the missed opportunities (“All The Pretty Horses“) to the ones no one saw (“The Sunset Limited“), the success rate has been scattered. But this fall will see two movies based on his efforts. Later this month, James Franco will unspool “Child Of God” in Venice, but for the rest of us, it will be “The Counselor” that we’ll be seeing first. More importantly, it was written specifically for the screen. And a new trailer is here giving the biggest peek yet at what is one of the fall’s biggest films.
Ridley Scott has stacked the cast for this one—Michael Fassbender, Javier Bardem, Brad Pitt, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Dean Norris, Rosie Perez, John Leguizamo, Natalie Dormer, Goran Visnjic—a tale of a lawyer who gets into the drug game to raise some quick cash but gets in way, way over his head. As the clips yesterday sizzled with an edge of danger… Does this trailer do the same? You tell us, because we’re watching it right now along with you.
“The Counselor” bangs the gavel on October 25th.