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May 24, 2012

Brad Pitt talks Ridley Scott's 'The Counselor'

Star reunites with director for the first time since 'Thelma And Louise'

Brad Pitt talks Ridley Scott's 'The Counselor'

Brad Pitt has opened up about his forthcoming role in Ridley Scott's new project The Counselor.

The star reunites with director Scott for the first time since his breakthrough role in 1991's Thelma And Louise. The film, which also stars Michael Fassbender and Javier Bardem, is based on an original screenplay by acclaimed novelist Cormac McCarthy.

Speaking to Empire at Cannes, for the premiere of Andrew Dominik's Killing Them Softly, Pitt said: "I'm only doing a few days on that. Andrew [Dominik] and I are both Cormac McCarthy fans - I mean, I've read every word the guy’s published and most of them more than once. So this was a chance to do something of his and also to work with Ridley again. Ridley gave me my first break into the big leagues. And I'm a Fassbender fanatic too."

In The Counselor Pitt plays a character called Westray, who helps Fassbender's lawyer get hold of a $20 million stash of cocaine. Of his return to playing criminals, Pitt added: "You know, I kinda am. It's ill-defined, but yeah, I kinda am."

The thriller Killing Them Softly co-stars Ray Liotta and is released on September 21.

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