Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 28 August 2014

Scott: I love Counsellor's drama

Ridley Scott poses with his his star cast from The Counsellor

Ridley Scott has revealed that he enjoyed his latest film, The Counsellor, because it was different to his past works.

The Oscar-winning filmmaker, best known for sci-fi movies such as Blade Runner and the Alien franchise, swapped spaceships and blasts for gritty drama in his latest movie.

"It's pretty much a departure from what I have done before. There's no spaceships, there's no explosions, there's no bombs going off," he told Sky News.

The British director added: "I love the fact it just focuses on the characters and their journey and their dilemma."

The morality tale stars Michael Fassbender as a lawyer who gets embroiled into the dark world of drug cartels.

Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz and Brad Pitt also have roles in the film, which is b ased on an original screenplay by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Cormac McCarthy.

Ridley previously said that assembling the star-studded cast was easy.

"I got all of them pretty fast, in a matter of weeks. You would not get this level of cast in one film, so it would have to do with the quality of the script."

The Counsellor opens in cinemas on November 15.

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