BREAKING: Cameron Diaz Joins THE COUNSELOR

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BREAKING: Cameron Diaz Joins THE COUNSELOR
When last we heard tell of the Ridley Scott directed / Cormac McCarthy penned The Counselor, Brad Pitt and Javier Bardem had just joined the cast while Pitt's other half - Angelina Jolie - was openly petitioning for the role of Malkina. Given her interest and the marketing bonanza that would come from pairing Pitt and Jolie on screen that seemed like as near a sure thing as these things ever are but it just did not happen. And now ScreenAnarchy has learned that the role has gone instead to Cameron Diaz.

The role will certainly be a darker part than we're used to seeing from Diaz but, surely, after years of playing eye candy with only the occasional foray into more substantial material Diaz must be ready for the change.
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ross18May 9, 2012 2:38 AM

Hmmm...are you really sure of this? The Hollywood Reporter said that Penelope Cruz was going to play Malkina....

ross18May 9, 2012 6:45 AM

And Jeff Sneider just tweeted this...

Jeff Sneider ‏ @TheInSneider
I'd heard Diaz was playing Laura and Cruz was playing Malkina, but that's not confirmed, as is par for the course for this movie. #Counselor

Todd BrownMay 9, 2012 10:33 AM

We'll keep an eye on it and see how things shake down. Diaz is definitely in and we're being told Malkina.

Joe YoungMay 9, 2012 11:23 AM

"after years of playing eye candy with only the occasional foray into more substantial material Diaz must be ready for the change."

Yeah...she can be pretty good when she is given the opportunity to do more serious roles.

Todd BrownMay 9, 2012 1:08 PM

Deadline have run this exact same story, also confirming Diaz as Malkina. Nice of them to "break" it more than twelve hours after we did ...

ross18May 9, 2012 1:09 PM

Now Sneider is saying that looks like he had those roles reversed.
So, this means that Cruz is in, but she'll play Laura?
What do you heard?

Todd BrownMay 9, 2012 1:37 PM

Our sources haven't said anything about Cruz, but Sneider is generally dead on. Guy knows his stuff.