There is no denying that Ridley Scott (Prometheus) is brilliant director and that his films always have a solid cast. That is why I wasn’t as shocked as others when news broke that Cameron Diaz (What to Expect When You’re Expecting) in talks to replace Angelina Jolie (The Tourist) for the role of Malkina in The Counselor. I was really hoping to see Jolie in this, but due to scheduling conflicts with Maleficent, it seems unlikely. Although Diaz may not be of the same caliber, a good director can surely get the best out of his cast. The screenplay penned by Cormac McCarthy (The Road) centers on an attorney (Michael Fassbender) who teams with Reiner (Javier Bardem) to sell $20 million worth of cocaine. With the film scheduled to begin shooting in June, I am sure we will have full cast details soon.