Cormac McCarthy’s Next

Cormac McCarthy’s next book is a screenplay. After several of his novels were adapted into successful movies (No Country for Old Men, The Road, All the Pretty Horses), the 79 year-old wrote his first spec script, The Counselor, which was snapped up in January, 2012 by the producers of The Road. The story is about a lawyer who thinks he can dabble in the drug business but ends up having to try to extricate himself from a desperate situation.

Directed by Ridley Scott and starring Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Javier Bardem, Cameron Diaz, and Penelope Cruz, the movie is scheduled for release on October 25.

The screen play will be published  as a book The Counselor (Movie Tie-in Edition)A Screenplay, (RH/Vintage, 10/8/13). It was excerpted in The New Yorker‘s “Summer Fiction” issue earlier this month. Remarkably, the excerpt is all description, without a single line of dialog, as if if were a script for a silent movie.

The teaser trailer was released this week (note that McCarthy gets second billing after the director).

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