The Counselor

Due to hit UK screens on November 15, THE COUNSELLOR directed by Ridley Scott and scripted by Cormack McCarthy looks set to be one to watch.

From a screenplay by celebrated novelist Cormac McCarthy (The Road), The Counselor features a megawatt cast that includes Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Javier Bardem, Cameron Diaz and Penelope Cruz.In the moody, stylized thriller, Bardem is back once again as a menacing presence with a strange hairdo -- shades of No Country for Old Men and Skyfall, anyone? -- playing the wealthy acquaintance of a lawyer (Fassbender) who gets involved in a drug deal. Pitt plays a thug who brokers the arrangement. Cruz plays Fassbender's love interest, while Diaz is Bardem's.