WATCH: Featurette from Ridley Scott/Cormac McCarthy project The Counsellor

WATCH: Featurette from Ridley Scott/Cormac McCarthy project The Counsellor

The film features an all-star cast including Michael Fassbender, Cameron Diaz and Brad Pitt

A new featurette has just debuted for The Counsellor, the Michael Fassbender-starring drama directed by Ridley Scott and scripted by Cormac McCarthy. The featurette delves into the characters who populate the sinister, drug-fuelled world of the movie.

The Counsellor, which also stars Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz, Brad Pitt and Javier Bardem, follows the nameless legal eagle of the title (Fassbender) who becomes embroiled in a drug smuggling operation. The film is McCarthy's first written specifically for the screen, although some of his previous novels – including The Road and No Country for Old Men – have gone on to be very successful film adaptations.

The Counsellor hits UK screens on Fri 14 Nov.

The Counselor TRAILER 2 (2013) - Brad Pitt, Javier Bardem Movie HD

The Counsellor

  • 2 stars
  • 2013
  • US / UK
  • 1h 57min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Ridley Scott
  • Written by: Cormac McCarthy
  • Cast: Brad Pitt, Goran Visnjic, Michael Fassbender, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem
  • UK release: 15 November 2013

A suave lawyer (Fassbender) enters into a drug deal that unsurprisingly turns bad, placing those who know him (Bardem, Pitt, Cruz) in peril. The collaboration of Scott and McCarthy sounds promising, but the script is needlessly convoluted, the characters are uninvolving and the odd visual shock fails to redeem this cold…