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We Read It: Casting Ridley Scott & Cormac McCarthy’s Bleak, Beautiful Collaboration ‘The Counselor’

Hairy dude in No Country for Old Men

Hairy dude in No Country for Old Men (Photo credit: Otterman56)

Hairy dude in No Country for Old Men (Photo credit: Otterman56)

Accusations of ageism fly around Hollywood all the time, but they seemed to be fairly definitively refuted in recent weeks when a 78-year-old became the hottest screenwriter in town after his film sold, attracted Ridley Scott and Michael Fassbender, and was fast-tracked into production this May. Of course, it helps if that 78-year-old is Cormac McCarthy, the Pulitzer prize-winning author of “Blood Meridian,” “All The Pretty Horses,” “The Road” and the source material for Best Picture winner “No Country For Old Men.” But it’s still a rare achievement, to get a film from the page to a greenlight, with A-list talent attached, in only a matter of days.

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