Michael Fassbender to Star in Ridley Scott’s ‘The Counselor’

Michael Fassbender will star in and Ridley Scott will direct “The Counselor,” which Cormac McCarthy wrote

Last Updated: February 21, 2012 @ 2:29 PM

Michael Fassbender has signed on to star in "The Counselor," with his "Prometheus" director, Ridley Scott, TheWrap has confirmed.

Cormac McCarthy, the Pulitzer Prize winning novelist and playwright whose "No Country for Old Men" was adapted to the Academy Award-winning 2007 movie, wrote the script.

Fassbender will play the counselor — a respected lawyer who finds himself in over his head after he gets involved in a drug operation.

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Nick Weschler, Steve Schwartz and Paula Mae Schwzrtz are producing.