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Ridley Scott to Direct Cormac McCarthy’s THE COUNSELOR

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Excitement continued to grow for director Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, a sci-fi prequel to his classic Alien, starring Charlize Theron and Noomi Rapace and set to open June 8, 2012 from Fox.

      Scott stayed busy lining up future projects and Deadline reported today on the veteran British filmmaker signing on to direct Cormac McCarthy’s THE COUNSELOR, his first feature spec script.

      Described as the story of an upstanding lawyer who gets sucked into the drug trade, McCarthy reportedly handed his agents the No Country For Old Men-like script just six months ago.

     Scott looked to start production on The Counselor in May and began talks with his Prometheus star Michael Fassbender to play the lead role.

     Past movies adapated from McCarthy books included All The Pretty Horses, The Road and No Country For Old Men but The Colleague was the first spec script from the veteran author.

     Nick Wechsler, Steve and Paula Mae Schwartz, who produced McCarthy’s The Road, signed on to produce The Colleague.

    Fans, does The Colleague look like the perfect storm of creative talent to you? Are you hopeful for a movie every bit as good as No Country For Old Men?  


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