The Counselor (2013)

A high-powered attorney who has everything going for him gets involved in drug trafficking.


Michael Fassbender – Counselor
Penélope Cruz – Laura
Cameron Diaz – Malkina
Javier Bardem – Reiner
Brad Pitt – Westray
Rosie Perez – Ruth
Cesar Aguirre – Truck Driver #1
Daniel Holguín – Truck Driver #2
Chris Obi – Malkina’s Bodyguard
Bruno Ganz – Diamond Dealer


  • Angelina Jolie was originally cast as Malkina but dropped out, she was replaced by Cameron Diaz.
  • Production was shut down for a week after Tony Scott, Ridley Scott’s brother, committed suicide in August 2012. Filming continued on September 3rd.
  • Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem are a couple in real life but they do not share scenes in this movie.
  • Bradley Cooper and Jeremy Renner were considered to play Reiner. Brad Pitt was also interested in the role before he was cast as Westray.
  • Natalie Portman was considered for the role of Laura.
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