February 21, 2012 / 10:10 PM / 6 years ago

Michael Fassbender boards Ridley Scott's "The Counselor"

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Michael Fassbender has signed on to star in “The Counselor,” with his “Prometheus” director, Ridley Scott, TheWrap has confirmed.

Cast member Michael Fassbender attends a news conference to promote the movie "Haywire" at the 62nd Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin February 15, 2012. Picture taken February 15. REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen

Cormac McCarthy, the Pulitzer Prize winning novelist and playwright whose “No Country for Old Men” was adapted to the Academy Award-winning 2007 movie, wrote the script.

Fassbender will play the counselor -- a respected lawyer who finds himself in over his head after he gets involved in a drug operation.

Nick Wechsler, Steve Schwartz and Paula Mae Schwartz are producing.

Editing By Zorianna Kit

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