Actors Brad Pitt and Javier Bardem are circling roles in The Counselor for director Ridley Scott.

We reported a few days ago that Angelina Jolie is in talks for the female lead, although it is now said that while discussions are ongoing, a deal hasn't been solidified yet. Michael Fassbender will portray a lawyer who gets in over his head when he tries his hand at drug trafficking. No details have been given for Brad Pitt and Javier Bardem's roles, but they may play villains.

Ridley Scott is directing from a screenplay by Cormac McCarthy. The project marks the No Country for Old Men author's first screenplay sale.

20th Century Fox is also in talks to distribute this drama, although it isn't known when shooting may start.