Even though it’s only June, the first scents of Oscar season are already drifting in on the summer air. It’s still many months off, so stop putting on your mink coat and your popcorn gloves, and set down your theatre glasses too, won’t you?! Goodness, sit back down. This is only the teaser, not even the full trailer, because this new movie The Counselor doesn’t come out until October 25th. But if you know your ups from your downs and your whos from your wherefores, you’ll be on the edge of your seat until then.
The film stars Michael Fassbender as a lawyer who gets himself involved in drug trafficking with the help of a seedy thug by the name of one Brad Pitt. Speaking of which, I hope they don’t need him to do any pickup scenes before the film premieres, because he may have another kid or two running around by then! But anyway. The movie also stars Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz, and Javier Bardem in a script written by Cormac McCarthy, who wrote No Country For Old Men, and directed by Ridley Scott, who wrote the book on what names one can get away with having. Oh and also that other book on being a super solid, badass director. Whichever one you prefer to read. So yeah. I wasn’t kidding about the Oscar buzz, even if I’m the only one hearing those bees in my brain so far.
- A peek at Michael’s Fassbender. It’s been a long time since 2012.
- A role from Cameron Diaz consisting solely of sexy-walking, with no dialogue.
- A creepy character from Javier Bardem. Preferably with a bowl-cut.
- A part in this movie.
And that’s ALL, okay?!? Is that so much to ask? (Yes.)