Ridley Scott postpones ‘The Counselor’ in the Wake of his brother’s death
The rippling effects of Tony Scott’s untimely suicide continue to make themselves known in the first days after the incident. HuffPo is now reporting that Ridley Scott, Tony’s younger brother, has decided to postpone the production of The Counselor. It’s a completely understandable and supportable decision, if still a disappointment. The two brothers shared a close relationship and banded together to form the production company Scott Free, which produced a number of feature-length films and television programs, including The Counselor. Ridley was in London filming when he learned of his brother’s death and stopped shooting to travel to Los Angeles. Details of the postponement are few, and it’s unclear if the film’s slated release date in November of 2013 will remain unchanged.
The Counselor is a big screen adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s book of the same title, about an. McCarthy also wrote the books The Road, All the Pretty Horses, and No Country for Old Men. Counselor features an all-star cast including Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, John Leguizamo, Dean Norris and Rosie Perez.