Penelope Cruz Joins “Counselor,” “Lovers”

Penelope Cruz has joined the cast of both Ridley Scott’s “The Counselor” and Pedro Almodovar’s “Los Amantes Pasajeros” (The Brief Lovers) says Digital Spy.

The Cormac McCarthy-penned ‘Counselor’ follows a southern lawyer (Michael Fassbender) who finds himself embroiled in the drugs trade. Cruz’s husband Javier Bardem also stars.

‘Brief’ is said to be set around an affair on an airplane. It would mark Cruz’s fifth teaming with Almodovar.