Penélope Cruz may take the Counselor role previously rumored to have been offered to Angelina Jolie, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
Cruz would play Fassbender’s love interest. The actress doesn’t have an offer, but talks have taken place and one is expected.
There also is chatter about Angelina Jolie playing the enigmatic love interest, but it is unclear how the actress would balance Counselor with Disney’s Maleficent, which she is supposed to begin shooting in June in England.
We’re not especially interested in becoming a film gossip site, though we should note than none of the articles we’ve read have mentioned that The Counselor would not be Cruz’s first encounter with McCarthy-penned material. She played Alejandra in Billy Bob Thornton’s ill-fated adaptation of All the Pretty Horses (2000).