Fox 2000 Pictures recently released a teaser trailer for a new Ridley Scott thriller, The Counselor, which was co-produced by Steve ’70 and Paula Mae Schwartz of Chockstone Pictures, Scott, and Nick Wechsler. The film, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Cormac McCarthy, “follows a lawyer (Michael Fassbender) who wades into treacherous waters when he gets involved in the drug trade.” It also stars Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, John Leguizamo and Goran Visnjic. It’s scheduled to open in the U.S. October 25.
This is the third recent Brad Pitt movie that the Schwartzes and Chockstone have co-produced along with The Tree of Life (2011) and Killing Them Softly (2012). The Schwartzes also co-produced along with Nick Wechsler the film adaptation of McCarthy’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Road, in 2009.