Legendary filmmaker Ridley Scott and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Cormac McCarthy have joined forces in the thriller The Counsellor, starring Michael Fassbender, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem and Brad Pitt. Making his screenwriting debut, McCarthy interweaves his characteristic wit and dark humour with a nightmarish scenario, in which a respected lawyer (Fassbender) finds himself in over his head when he gets embroiled in a drug trafficking exchange. Needless to say, the deal does not proceed smoothly with a safe and prompt delivery of the consignment to a satisfied customer. The drugs are stolen, a courier is beheaded, and unimaginable slaughter ensues.