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Thursday May 17, 2012

Cameron Diaz May Join Fassbender, Pitt on Ridley Scott’s ‘The Counselor’–Based on McCarthy Novel

Cameron Diaz May Join Fassbender, Pitt on Ridley Scott’s ‘The Counselor’–Based on McCarthy Novel

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Cameron Diaz is reportedly in talks to join the cast of Ridley Scott’s The Counselor.

Award winning author, Cormac McCarthy’s The Counselor is hitting the big screen and blonde bombshell Diaz is said to be discussing coming on board. Should she come to an agreement, she would be joining Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Javier Bardem, and Penelope Cruz.

The film’s screenplay was written by McCarthy himself and marks his first script.

The Counselor tells the story of a lawyer (Fassbender) who makes the mistake of getting involved in the world of drug trafficking with help from his friends (Bardem and to solve his money problems.

Diaz is in talks to play Malkina, a role that was previously offered to Angelina Jolie.

Bardem wil play the film’s friend-turned-villain, Reiner, while Cruz is set to play Fassbender’s fiancé.

McCarthy is the Pulitzer-winning behind All the Pretty Horses, and Bardem in particular has familiar with McCarthy’s work, as he played the sociopath antagonist in the film adaptation of McCarthy’s No Country for Old Men, Anton Chigurh. The 2005 novel’s 2007 film by the same name won four Academy Awards including Best Picture.