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Will Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie reunite for Ridley Scott's "The Counselor"?
There have been a slew of names rumored to be circling Ridley Scott's upcoming thriller "The Counselor," Brad Pitt, Javier Bardem, Bradley Cooper, Natalie Portman and Jeremy Renner among them.
So far, only Michael Fassbender has officially signed on, but now Deadline is reporting that Scott is negotiating with both Pitt and Bardem, with Angelina Jolie circling a small supporting role. This would be Pitt and Jolie's first film together since 2005's "Mr. and Mrs. Smith."
In the film, Fassbender stars as a successful lawyer who thinks he can safely experiment in the lucrative drug trade only to be sucked down into a seedy world of violence and corruption. The script is the first by noted novelist Cormac McCarthy ("No Country For Old Men"), and will have Fassbender reuniting with Scott, who directed him in the upcoming "Alien" prequel, "Prometheus." It would also be Pitt's first time working with Scott since the director helped launch his career with 1991's "Thelma and Louise."
Bardem, of course, snagged a well-deserved Oscar for his villainous work in the Coen Brothers' adaptation of "No Country For Old Men."
20th Century Fox is in talks to distribute "The Counselor," and with a potential cast like that, they'd be wise not to pass on the opportunity.