Pulitzer Prize winning author Cormac McCarthy has written his first screenplay, a striking thriller called The Counselor. The film and screenplay paperback will be released in October. The Counselor is to be directed by powerhouse Ridley Scott (Blade Runner/Alien). The coupling of both McCarthy and Scott’s storytelling is sure to produce a powerful cinematic event. If that were not enough it also stars long tally of blockbuster actors including Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz and Javier Bardem.
The unforgiving terrain of the Texas-Mexico border has lent itself to McCarthy’s grittiest works in the past, and in The Counselor, it delivers once again. In these pages, a respected and recently-engaged lawyer (Fassbender) throws his stakes into a cocaine trade worth millions. His hope is that it will be a one-time deal and that, afterward, he can settle into life with his beloved fiancée. But instead, the Counselor finds himself mired in a brutal and dangerous game–one that threatens to destroy everything and everyone he loves. Deft, shocking, and unforgettable, McCarthy is at his finest in this gripping tale about risk, consequence, and the treacherous balance between the two.
The New Yorker featured part of the screenplay read it here.
The Counselor (Movie Tie-in Edition) by Cormac McCarthy [9780345803597: Vintage] Oct ’13, Trade Paperback