Synopsis: A lawyer finds himself in over his head when he gets involved in drug trafficking.
Release Date: October 25, 2013
Thoughts: Three time Oscar nominated director Ridley Scott (Prometheus, Thelma & Louise, Alien) is one of my most trusted directors not because he’s been involved with some of my favorite films but because he’s never been one to be locked in a box. Comfortable with drama as much as he is with muscle-y bravado action films he’s willing to take risks with material usually to strong results. In The Counselor, he’s assembled a truly A-List cast to bring prolific author Cormac McCarthy’s first screenplay to life. McCarthy’s novel No Country for Old Men inspired a truly haunting film that deservedly won Best Picture in 2008. I’m not sure The Counselor will be going after that big prize but with a cast this impressive teaming up with Scott and McCarthy…this is a movie to get excited for.