The Counselor, Ridley Scott's follow-up to his much-buzzed-about Prometheus could wind up being even more heavily discussed than the Alien prequel as we head into next year. The project features the a script written by Cormac McCarthy himself, a man whose novels No Country for Old Men and The Road have been turned into high profile films in recent years.
The movie stars Michael Fassbender as a Southwestern lawyer who tries to dabble in the drug trade, but he soon realizes that there's no such thing when he finds himself in over his head and in some very dangerous situations. Javier Bardem and Brad Pitt are co-starring, and now The Hollywood Reporter is saying that their real life lovers are vying for the same part.
A few days ago, it was reported that Angelina Jolie was in talks for Fassbender's mysterious love interest in the movie, but now THR is saying that Penelope Cruz has been having discussions about scooping up the part. We'll have to wait and see which one walks away with it, but either way, audiences win: both Jolie and Cruz are great actresses and will absolutely add an A-list presence to what is already shaping up to be one of the most impressive casts of the year.
If Jolie gets the part, it will mark the first time she's co-starred with Pitt since Mr. and Mrs. Smith back in 2005. If Cruz snags it, she'll reunite on screen with Bardem for the first time since Woody Allen's Vicky Cristina Barcelona in 2008.
Would you rather see Angelina Jolie or Penelope Cruz star in The Counselor?