Ridley Scott continued to confirm cast members for Cormac McCarthy's THE COUNSELOR, the veteran author's first feature spec script. Deadline reported that after weeks of rumors, actress Penelope Cruz officially joined the movie in an undisclosed role.
Michael Fassbender, the star of Scott's sci-fi thriller Prometheus, joined the movie as its lead character. Brad Pitt, Javier Bardem and Cameron Diaz also joined the movie.
Nick Wechsler, Steve and Paula Mae Schwartz, who produced Mccarthy's The Road, signed on to produce The Counselor. McCarthy reportedly handed his agents the No Country For Old Men-like script just six months ago. Past movies made from McCarthy books include All The Pretty Horses, also starring Cruz, The Road and No Country For Old Men but The Counselor was the first spec script from the veteran author.
In addition to joining the ensemble cast of The Counselor, Cruz also confirmed plans to reunite with her frequent collaborator, Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar on Los Amantes Pasajeros (The Brief Lovers). Cruz Cruz joined Paz Vega and Cecelia Roth on the movie, described as the story of a brief love affair on an airplane.
Up next for Cruz is a role in the Woody Allen comedy To Rome with Love.