New Images from Ridley Scott’s THE COUNSELOR and Lee Daniels’ THE BUTLER

     July 2, 2013


New images have been released from the upcoming awards season films The Counselor and The ButlerThe Counselor centers on an attorney (Michael Fassbender) who teams with Reiner (Javier Bardem) to sell $20 million worth of cocaine.  As for The Butler, it’s a based on the ture story of Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker), a butler who served at the White House from 1952 to 1986.  Judging by the trailers, one looks tense and intriguing; the other looks like it could be unintentionally hilarious.  Regardless of the advertising thus far, both movies have stacked casts.  The Counselor co-stars Brad Pitt, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Dean Norris, Rosie Perez, John Leguizamo, Natalie Dormer, and Goran Visnjic, and The Butler has got Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo, Mariah CareyJohn CusackJane FondaCuba Gooding Jr.Terrence Howard, Minka KellyLenny KravitzMelissa LeoJames MarsdenAlex PettyferVanessa Redgrave, Liev Schreiber, and Robin Williams.

Hit the jump to check out the images.  The Counselor opens October 25th and The Butler opens October 18th.

The Counselor images via Bleeding Cool; The Butler images via The Playlist.

  • Sander

    How the hell is “The Butler” supposed to be “unintentionally hilarious” in any way?

    Double check your hyperlinks before you post your article, dumbass.

    • Matt D

      Yeah I watched the trailer assuming it was going to be over the top or worse… this seems like genuine cinema. Not sure what Goldberg found hilarious about the content of that footage.

  • Hop

    The Counsellor looks like No Country For Old Men if it wasn’t ruined by the Coens!