Cruz Joins Bardem In “Counselor”

Penelope Cruz is in talks to re-team with husband Javier Bardem on Ridley Scott’s drug drama “The Counselor” says The Hollywood Reporter.

Cormac McCarthy’s script centers on an attorney (Michael Fassbender), a good man in need of money, who decides to dabble in the cocaine trade.

He teams up with a rich acquaintance (Bardem) for a new business that also brings in a shady type (Brad Pitt). Things don’t go as planned.

Cruz would play Fassbender’s love interest. She apparently has a better shot than Angelina Jolie who has been previously reported as being up for the role but likely can’t make it work due to her “Maleficent” commitments.

Nick Wechsler and Paula Mae Schwartz will produce.