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First Official Domestic Trailer for Ridley Scott's 'The Counselor'

Will it be premiering in Toronto?

The Counselor official movie trailer
Photo: 20th Century Fox

We've already seen an international teaser, but tonight EW has premiered the first domestic trailer for The Counselor, the new film from director Ridley Scott, written by Cormac McCarthy and starring a stellar cast, which includes Michael Fassbender, Javier Bardem, Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz and Brad Pitt.

The film centers on a present-day Southwest lawyer (Fassbender) who thinks he can dip a toe into the drug business without getting sucked down. A bad decision. He tries his best to survive it and get out of a desperate situation, but can he?

The film is due in theaters on October 25 and I can't help but cross my fingers and hope this debut is only the start of buzz leading to the upcoming Toronto Film Festival line-up announcement next Tuesday, July 23. I'm praying this one premieres up north.

For now, check out the trailer below and let me know what you think in the comments.

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  • Harry Fuertes

    Could be really good but I'm mostly looking forward to how "great" Diaz's performance is supposed to be.

  • andyluvsfilms

    The trailer looks decent and i'll watch pretty much anything with Bardem in. Cruz would be the only weak link for me, her performances vary quite a bit and it normally depends on whether she is in her more comfortable spanish speaking role or not

  • themoviewatcher

    Looks really good.

  • Austin Gorski

    This looks pretty good. Cameron Diaz looks really good in this as well, which I can say is surprising.

  • Adu

    This and 12 Years a Slave I hope lives up to my anticipation levels.

  • Sonny Corleone

    Can't wait! Ridley Scott, Cormac McCarthy, Javier and Fassbender...are you kidding me? I will be first in line.

    • BishopSummers

      And don't forget Pitt :)

  • Hudsucker

    Pitt is in a lot of movies this year... Wonder if he'll be in 2 best picture nominees this year.

  • lalecture

    Yum, I like the looks of this one. The music makes the trailer for me.

  • Tony Lee

    This is how trailers should be done. It gives you an idea of the look, feel, pacing, and general story of the film, but gives away no plot points. A+ trailer.

  • The Jackal

    Yes, yes, yes! Ridley Scott returning to the world of violence and drugs? Sign me up. I was a big fan of his American Gangster (2007), so I've no doubt this will be, at the least, a fascinating and well-made cinematic experience. Now, bring on the Blade Runner and Prometheus sequels!

    Thems the facts

  • austinjoel

    Not sure what to think about this. Looks good but I'm not a big fan of Cruz or Diaz. Fassbender, Bardem and Pitt on the other hand make me think this could be great.

  • Alexander Meatlog

    Ooooh. Excited. Great cast. Something to look foward to in October.

  • kathrynlynn

    I think I'm most excited about this ensemble. I love all the elements of this film.