Michael Fassbender stars as a lawyer who gets involved in drug trafficking

The first teaser trailer for Ridley Scott‘s new film The Counsellor has been released. Scroll down and click ‘play’ to watch it.

The Counsellor stars Michael Fassbender as a lawyer who gets involved in drug trafficking and ends up in too deep. The script was written by Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Cormac McCarthy (The Road, No Country For Old Men). It’s McCarthy’s first film screenplay to make it into production.

The stellar cast also includes Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem, all of whom appear in the 45-second teaser clip.

Ridley Scott shot the film in London last summer and autumn, halting production briefly when his brother Tony Scott jumped to his death on August 19, 2012. The Counsellor will be dedicated to memory of Tony Scott.

The Counsellor opens in US cinemas on October 25 before getting a UK release on November 15.