Javier Bardem has sweet hair & a cheetah in Ridley Scott/Cormac McCarthy’s The Counselor

UPDATE: The English version is here.

So far, the only teaser we have for Ridley Scott’s The Counselor is dubbed in Russian, but the language of Javier Bardem’s sweet haircuts is universal. Look at that shirt, it’s magnificent. The Counselor, if you’ll remember, comes from a spec script written by Cormac McCarthy, the first time the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist has skipped the book and gone straight to the film adaptation like a philistine. McCarthy’s touch probably explains why it looks sort of like No Country for Old Men. The cast is a dream team of all stars and Cameron Diaz, including Brad Pitt, Penelope Cruz, and Michael F. Assbender.

Here’s the rundown:

he terrain of the script is reminiscent of the rough and tumble world depicted in No Country For Old Men. The protagonist in The Counselor is a respected lawyer who thinks he can dip a toe in to the drug business without getting sucked down. It is a bad decision and he tries his best to survive it and get out of a desperate situation.

“The spec falls smack in the middle of what everyone responds to with Cormac’s novels,” [producer Nick] Wechsler said. Steve Schwartz told me: “Since McCarthy himself wrote the script, we get his own muscular prose directly, with its sexual obsessions. It’s a masculine world into which, unusually, two women intrude to play leading roles. McCarthy’s wit and humor in the dialogue make the nightmare even scarier. This may be one of McCarthy’s most disturbing and powerful works.” The script is contemporary, and set in the Southwest.

Well I’m tumescent. You? If Javier Bardem has silly hair, the movie can’t not be good.