Cameron Diaz Now Taking Angelina Jolie's Role in 'The Counselor'
The cast of Ridley Scott's next film The Counselor, which will bring him back from the deep space of Prometheus (which is officially rated R), is already stellar. Michael Fassbender will lead the film with Brad Pitt and Javier Bardem following. At the time the latter two names were announced to join the cast, Angelina Jolie was also said to be circling a role, marking the first time she would work with her husband since the two first became very acquainted with each other in Mr. and Mrs. Smith. However, the schedule for Maleficent has kept her away from the film and now Twitch says Cameron Diaz has landed the role.
Now, we'd also heard that Penelope Cruz was circling the role of Fassbender's love interest in the story about an attorney (Fassbender), a good man in need of money who decides to dabble in the cocaine trade. The story heats up when he teams up with a rich acquaintance (Bardem) for the new business that also brings in a shady type (Pitt). Of course, things don't go as planned, and that only makes sense for a film that has been called No Country for Old Men on steroids. We're not entirely sure if the role once said to go to Cruz is the same that Diaz has landed, but word of Cruz's involvement came from THR who is usually more reliable than Twitch (though that's not to say they don't have good sources), so there's a chance that both actresses might have parts in the film. There's likely some more casting to be done so stay tuned as all this gets sorted out and becomes a bit more official.