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Wednesday June 13, 2012

Penelope Cruz Confirmed to Join Husband Javier Bardem, Michael Fassbender in ‘The Counselor’

Penelope Cruz Confirmed to Join Husband Javier Bardem, Michael Fassbender in ‘The Counselor’

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It has been confirmed that Penelope Cruz will indeed appear in the Ridley Scott-directed thriller The Counselor and will also be starring in Pedro Almodovar’s Los Amantes Pasajeros.

Cruz is joining Michael Fassbender, her husband Javier Bardem, Brad Pitt, and Cameron Diaz for The Counselor.

The film tells the story of a lawyer (Fassbender) who makes the mistake of getting involved in the world of drug trafficking through a friend in order to solve his money problems.

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

The Counselor is award-winning author Cormac McCarthy’s first script, but he is already familiar with Hollywood. McCarthy’s books All the Pretty Horses and No Country for Old Men were turned into award-winning films.

Cruz and Almodovar have worked together a number of times including in Volver, Broken Embraces, All About My Mother and Live Flesh.  Shooting for Los Amantes Pasajeros. Is expected to begin this summer in Madrid.