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Will Brad Pitt appear in Ridley Scott and Cormac McCarthy's 'The Counselor'?
Ridley Scott's buzz-worthy "The Counselor" already features acclaimed "Shame" actor Michael Fassbender in the title role, with Oscar winner Natalie Portman circling the role of his fiance. However, the thriller may be adding some significant star power in the form of Brad Pitt.
Earlier reports indicated that the thriller -- about a clean-cut lawyer who gets involved in the dangerous drug trade -- had also attracted Pitt, Jeremy Renner ("The Avengers" ) and Javier Bardem ("Skyfall") for a key supporting villainous role. Renner and Bardem were thought to be the front-runners. Now, Twitch reports, Pitt, fresh off his Oscar-nominated turn in "Moneyball" may be signing on for a different, smaller supporting role. It's possible, however, that casting Pitt could cause the role to expand.
Based on a script by famed author Cormac McCarthy ("No Country For Old Men," "The Road"), "The Counselor" will be Scott's next film after this summer's "Alien" prequel "Prometheus" (which co-stars Fassbender).
Pitt's zombie epic "World War Z" was recently relocated from Christmas 2012 to summer 2013.