We all watched Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt fall in love in real life in their 2005 action film, “Mr. and Mrs. Smith“, and now we might get to witness another on-screen collaboration between the life partners, reports Hollywood Life.
“The Counselor”, Based on an original script by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Cormac McCarthy (“No Country For Old Men”), focuses on a lawyer who dabbles in drug dealing to disastrous consequences, according to The Huff Post.
Michael Fassbender has already committed to the project and the director is also talking to Javier Bardem, which would make a stellar leading cast.
“[Michael will] play the title role of a respected lawyer who thinks he can dip a toe into the drug business without getting sucked down,” Deadline says of the plot line. “It is a bad decision and he tries to hang on to survive it. It has been called “No Country For Old Men” on steroids.”
It is not yet clear which part Pitt would play, but he was initially up for a villain role alongside Javier Bardem and Jeremy Renner.
Jolie is in talks to play the female lead. But at one point Javier Bardem’s fellow Oscar winner Natalie Portman was rumored to be in talks for the female lead, as reported by US Weekly.
Ridley Scott and Angelina Jolie have been collaborating on a biopic of Gertrude Bell, and that led to discussions about “The Counselor.”
Javier Bardem won the Academy Award for playing the villain in “No Country For Old Men”, McCarthy’s most successful big-screen adaptation, reports Deadline.
Pitt, who is in discussions to play a character named West Ray, would re-team with Scott for the first time since that director launched his career in “Thelma & Louise.”
Brad and Angelina usually don’t work at the same time, since they have six kids to parent. However, perhaps they would consider working on the same project at once (which is slated to being shooting in June), since they could keep their family together.
Brad Pitt said he would definitely be up for collaborating with his longtime partner, with whom he now shares six kids.
“We should be doing [movies] together,” he told Entertainment Weekly last year.
“We should be doing everything together, and then we could work less. We could have more time off…We work really well together,” Pitt added.
Jeremy Renner apparently will not co-star. Instead of “The Counselor,” he could feature opposite Scarlett Johansson in a new Broadway adaptation of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.”
“The Counselor” is expected to start shooting this summer.