Michael Fassbender reunites with Ridley Scott on ‘The Counselor’

Prometheus, the film that brought Ridley Scott and Michael Fassbender together, isn’t due for release until June 8, but the director and actor have already agreed upon their next project together.

The Counselor, an originally screenplay from acclaimed writer, Cormac McCarthy, will reunite the duo together.

The film is being labeled as “No Country for Old Men on steroids” and is concerned with a respected lawyer who tries dabbling in the drug business, only to be faced with extreme consequences.

The Counselor is scheduled to start production on May 1.

Michael Fassbender recently starred in Jane Eyre, X-Men: First Class, A Dangerous Method, Haywire, as well as Shame, for which he received considerable praise and won Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival. The young actor is scheduled to reunite with another director this year, Steve McQueen, who directed him in Hunger and Shame, as they reteam for Twelve Years A Slave.