Michael-Fassbender-in-The-CounsellorRidley Scott’s The Counsellor has long been one of the biggest Oscar contenders to look out for this year, with Scott assembling one of the finest casts of the year for his return behind the camera.

Michael Fassbender takes the lead in the anticipated thriller. And with only four months left before it makes its Stateside debut, Fox have released a brilliant first teaser trailer to whet our appetites, along with a first official image of Fassbender.

The film tells the story of a lawyer (Fassbender), who finds himself in over his head when he gets involved in drug trafficking.

Starring alongside Fassbender is an illustrious ensemble, led by Penélope Cruz, Brad Pitt, Javier Bardem, Cameron Diaz, Natalie Dormer, John Leguizamo, Goran Visnjic, and Rosie Perez.

Scott (Gladiator, Prometheus) is directing from a script penned by Pulitzer Prize winner Cormac McCarthy, the author behind No Country for Old Men and The Road, who makes his feature debut as a screenwriter.

The Counsellor will be released in the US on October 25th, in prime position for an awards campaign bound for the Oscars. Its UK release date falls a little later in the year on 15th November, and you can be sure it’ll be worth the extra wait.

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