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Angelina Jolie Attached to Ridley Scott's 'The Counselor'

Angelina Jolie Attached to Ridley Scott's 'The Counselor'

Angelina Jolie is in talks to play a small role in the upcoming Ridley Scott-directed film The Counselor.

The 36-year-old actress would star opposite Michael Fassbender, who is already set to play the lead role in the flick based on the Cormac McCarthy novel of the same name, according to Vulture.

The film follows “a lawyer (Fassbender) who wants to get just a little bit involved in the drug business. He then discovers that there’s no such thing as a little bit involved in the drug business.”

Twentieth Century Fox is currently in discussions to distribute and co-finance the flick.

FYI: Angie‘s partner Brad Pitt is also in talks for a minor role in the film as well!

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  • andu

    i love my angie

  • [~Fug Face Man!ston~]

    `that’s nice. michael fassbender rocks!

  • nani

    I will love it! Miss Angie…

  • omg

    another good project for angie! can’t wait!

  • amanda

    pretty sure “in talks” doesn’t mean “attached”……way to misrepresent in the headline

  • michelle

    Could have sworn I heard rumors about this project awhile ago…this seems really cool. Big fan of Angie & Michael Fassbender!!

  • truth

    Yes!!!!!!!!! Brad and Angie together in a film how cute will that be. Just get ready JP fans the tabloids are going to create a million stories.

  • omg

    cr jp fan from last thread

    I read Natalie Portman is also circling The Counselor. There are two female roles in it: Malkina and Laura. Since Laura, the counselor’s girlfriend is younger than the counselor, most likely Natalie Portman will play Laura. Malkina is a femme fatale type role which Angie is the expert. If Angie plays Malkina, I hope Brad plays Reiner, the villain role, Reiner and Malkina are lovers in the film.
    sounds fantastic!

  • Fassdong

    Hyperventilating right now!
    My two favorite actors in a movie together! Michael is so hot~
    I hope Jolie will be in the movie!
    I can’t wait!

  • fyi

    According to Variety, Ellen Fanning will start another movie in June. Looks like Maleficent won’t be able to begin in June.

  • Yass

    I hope she does it.

  • FYI, FYI

    @fyi: Elle fanning was never really attached to maleficent. She was just rumored for the role. She’s too young for the part and when Disney announce the release date they said nothing about Elle.

  • A Lurker

    If all the actors they mentioned before and now are indeed in the movie, that would be an amazing cast: Brad, Angie, Fassbender, Portman, Javier Bardem

  • fyi

    Elle Fanning going with ‘God Help the Girl’
    Olly Alexander also in talks for Stuart Murdoch musical
    By Jeff Sneider

    Following a long casting search that spanned the globe, “Super 8″ star Elle Fanning and “Enter the Void” thesp Olly Alexander are in negotiations to topline “God Help the Girl,” a Glasgow-set musical written and directed by Stuart Murdoch, the lead singer of Belle and Sebastian.

    Barry Mendel is producing through his Barry Mendel Prods. banner. Carole Sheridan of Glasgow-based Singer Films is also producing with Chris Curling and Phil Robertson of London-based Zephyr Films.

    Project began in late 2003 when Murdoch started writing a few songs that had a ‘girl group’ sound. The songs led to the concept album “God Help the Girl,” which was released in 2009 as a precursor to the film. Catherine Ireton sang the ‘part’ of Eve, the pic’s main character, who has yet to be cast.

    Alexander will play James, a cynical guitarist who accompanies Eve’s singing and becomes a mentor to Cass (Fanning), an American teen who tags alongside the duo as she learns to play the guitar.

    Producers raised more than $100,000 in financing on Kickstarter, and London-based sales agent HanWay Films will handle international sales when it begins shopping the project at Cannes. Production is skedded to start in Glasgow in June, just weeks before Fanning shoots Disney’s “Maleficent” with Angelina Jolie.

    Fanning, who was last seen in Cameron Crowe’s “We Bought a Zoo,” recently wrapped Sally Potter’s “Bomb,” which co-stars Annette Bening and Christina Hendricks.

    Alexander is an up-and-coming Brit thesp who currently stars opposite Greta Gerwig in the indie “The Dish & the Spoon,” which he and Gerwig both had a hand in writing. His other feature credits include Jane Campion’s “Bright Star,” Gaspar Noe’s “Enter the Void” and the 20th Century Fox comedy “Gulliver’s Travels.”

    WME reps Alexander and Fanning, who is also repped by One Talent Management.

  • FYI, FYI

    I guess I was incorrect. the article says Elle fannings new project will start weeks before she starts filming maleficent with Jolie.

  • bizzy bee

    If so, that’s wonderful news for Angie, but wasn’t Brad’s name also attached to the project? So many stories going around, I don’t know what to believe until it’s established as fact.

    @briseis, from the last angie thread.

    I know, Dancing With the Stars is one of my favorite shows and wouldn’t want her stinking it up either. ;)

  • FYI, FYI

    @fyi: It doesn’t say maleficent won’t be shooting in June . I think Elle is too young but I guess they can work with the movie magic.

  • well

    I can’t wait to see if Brad and Angelina would reteam in The Counselor. Fassbender is a good actor but still not a move star yet. His name is not a draw.

  • Media Wh@re MANiston

    @A Lurker:

    Agree. I hope they are sign up for this movie.

  • teri

    Great news!!!!

  • teri

    I’d love to see Brad and Angelina in the same movie.

  • Rose

    I see Sherri Shepard was voted off DWTS tonight. Another person who is always passing snide remarks about Angie on the View. Glad to see karma coming back to bite her, lol.

  • Media Wh@re MANiston

    Is nice to see the people Brad worked with also works with Angie and vice versa.

  • plez

    Just because a movie has a start date does not mean every person acting in the movie has to be there on that day.
    I would love Angelina to do this movie but her name is always added to articles of stars thinking about doing a movie.

  • well

    It does sound like Angie is perfect for Malkina role. Brad wasn’t circling Reiner role, hope he changes mind to play Reiner.

  • busted

    @Rose: @ 04/10/2012 at 10:56 pm

    Good I can’t stand her.. she is so LOUD and over the top.I’m being mean but I won’t forget her snide comments in the past. Plus that show she had on cable was cancelled too I think.. well some time ago. People that act so above others with their moral judgments make me SICK. Like they are perfect.


    Regarding The Counselor I hope with fingers crossed that Brad and Angie both will do the film.. Or Angie. So so excited. She did say at the Oscars that they had an idea of doing something together.. So I hope it works out. I guess we will have to wait and see.. it is really going around so maybe it will pan out.

    Gosh to see them on the big screen together again.. MY HEART.. my heart.. LOL

  • Dc

    Yes, yes! – love you Angie,

  • Rose

    @busted, #27, I’m keeping my fingers crossed, praying to see Brad and Angie back together on the big screen, be still my heart!!! Re: Sherry S, could not have happened to a better person. Did you know she was taking private dance classes in order to get a better chance of winning?

  • Alice

    Paul Newman & Joanne Woodwar have done many movies together. Brad and Angelina should do the same. I will volunteer to babysit their kids.

  • bizzy bee

    @Rose,Sherri did not maintain dignity. she was over the top. good riddance to her.

    Brad and Angie together in a movie is a good thing!

  • busted


    I saw that a while back. She claimed it was before she got the DWTS slot.
    But really I don’t care. I use to check The View out, but have not seen it in Months. so not missing a thing with those catty women.

  • nina

    AJ recently did an interview with Times.She said her next project is Maleficent.This role was never brought up.BP has done back to back movies but the question is would AJ do back to back roles too?Malkina’s role is not a small role.It’s the biggest leading lady role in the movie.It looks more to me ‘The Counselor”s attached people are looking for more big names to be attached so they could get Fox on board to finance and they are dropping as many names in there as possible even if it is Ridley Scott.

  • busted

    @bizzy bee:

    maybe taking on smaller roles will get back her passion. She really seemed to not really care if she acted or not. I miss her, but I applaud her on following her heart and what she wants for herself and her family. I think she has other things that are more important.. Her children, Brad and her UN work.. Acting seems secondary. But I still want to see her in a film.

  • bizzy bee

    @Busted, her kids are first priority I agree.

  • Stacie

    Two of my Favorites together in a Movie . Love it . Jumping up and down doing the Happy dance. Fassy + Angie = my Happiness. : )

  • anon


    Elle’s screen time would be much less than Angie’s IMHO. If Elle DOES GET THE ROLE they could film around her. Remember the film is about Maleficent. As far as this news go I hope there is some truth to it. It would be nice to see Angie in a Ridley Scott film.

  • Jess

    I never get Fassy ‘s appeal, he is ordinary looking, he laughs like nutcases Tom Cruise, you can see all of his teeth and they all are yellow. Yuck. I wouldn’t go to see his movie if just by his name. But I will see any Angie and Brad’s movies. Are Brad and Angelina really going to be in this movie together? That would be heaven.


    vvhore jolie sit on ridley face
    lick his crack 2
    jolie biggest vvhore ever
    FJWP toxic
    hope fassbender use thickest rubber
    on huge dong

  • Zenith

    When Angie said she had an idea she and Brad would work together, I thought she would direct Brad in her Afghanistan war movie .Brad was attached to the Afghanistan war movie Mission, if he will do Afghanistan war movie, why not do the one his wife writes and directs. But I wouldn’t complain if they work together in The Counselor.


    This is great!!! I don’t care if its a small or big role as long as I will see Angie on the big screen!! I miss her! Ridley+Fassy+possible Jolie+possible Piit+possible Portman? EPIC!

    ETA:Hey Jared! Why are you still allowing posts from this vile fan of Anuston? She keeps repeating the same mantra on every Brad and Angie’s thread. Ban her! I already flagged this stupid b.itch.


    love ANGIE very muchhhhhhh

    love Brad and children jolie-pitt


  • cam

    I’m with you.. I don’t see Fassy’s appeal. He’s not ugly, but he’s not hot looking either. He’s just biege.

  • well

    If Angie plays Malkina, I hope Brad play Reiner. But if Portman plays Malkina, I hope Brad doesn’t play Reiner.

  • yap

    Fassbender is just plain.

  • Dd

    Yes yes yes omg if it’s true. I can’t wait for it!!!!

  • jp fan

    Malkina character is the meatiest role in the film, she is incredibly attractive, hyper-sexualised and mysterious, I can’t see anyone playing her but Angie. I can’t see Portman playing her.

  • andu
  • Tina

    Michael Fassbender is not good looking. Brad Pitt, Zac Efron, Matt Bomber and Ian Somerhalder are truly good looking, beautiful men.

  • Phool

    yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yesyes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yesyes yes yes yes Angie you go girl yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yeyes yes yes yes
    Know thats how to do it where Angelina is concerned she gets all oscar winner Directors and the loser Maniston gets what Trailer trash she so deservs it playing a hooker & a parent again lol JJ time to remove her ugly mugg from the top its not doing Maniston any justice lol