Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Cameron Diaz, Penélope Cruz, and Javier Bardem are all starring in this week's new release, The Counselor. I know, take a moment to compose yourself. We got a peek at the hotness explosion in the trailer, and we have even more sexy stills from the Ridley Scott drama. The film, about a lawyer who gets sucked into a drug trafficking ring, sounds pretty heavy, so for now, let's just enjoy cowboy Pitt and Bardem dressing all crazy.
Penélope Cruz looked better than ever when she attended a photocall in London today for her new film, The Counselor, with some very handsome men. The actress, who gave birth to her second child in July, linked up with husband Javier Bardem, Michael Fassbender, and director Ridley Scott to continue promoting their project. Penélope made her first postbaby red carpet appearance on Thursday when she attended a premiere for The Counselor in the English capital alongside Javier, Michael, and the current talk of Hollywood, Scott Eastwood.
While Penélope looked very relaxed during her event today, she revealed this week that she actually sees herself as having many crazy fears. She said in an interview, "I have so many fears. I have become an expert at hiding them, but I am so full of them. I'm not giving you examples because they are all so crazy. Everybody thinks I'm so centered and relaxed, but it's so opposite to what goes on inside me. But I've been working on it all my life, so it gets better."
Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem joined their costar Michael Fassbender and directer Ridley Scott for a special screening of The Counselor in London on Thursday. Penélope flaunted her famous curves in a Temperley London gown for her first red carpet appearance since giving birth to her and Javier's second child, daughter Luna, back in July. Also on hand for Thursday's premiere were Sigourney Weaver and Scott Eastwood. Though a couple of the movie's stars were missing from the screening — Brad Pitt is currently filming the World War II flick Fury in the English countryside, and Cameron Diaz is busy in Boston on the set of Sex Tape — you can still see hot photos of them from the movie before it hits theaters on Oct. 25. In the crime drama, Michael plays a lawyer who gets involved in drug trafficking, with Penélope portraying his seemingly naive girlfriend, Laura. It's the first time that Javier and his wife have been on screen together since they played a dysfunctional couple in 2008's Vicky Cristina Barcelona.
We've already gotten a little taste of The Counselor with its first teaser, but now the full trailer has arrived! It stars Michael Fassbender as a lawyer on the edge of making some pretty ambiguous moral decisions when he joins the drug trade. At his side is Penelope Cruz, who befriends Cameron Diaz, sporting some serious tats. Javier Bardem is there as an eccentric member of the gang, and Brad Pitt seems to be the voice of reason who is also a cowboy. Sound like its up your alley? Yeah, mine too.
I'm excited for this, and not just because of all the hot people. OK, admittedly in part due to the hot people. But also because this genuinely looks good! Ridley Scott is directing, and that guy can work some magic behind the camera. I'm prepared for drugs, danger, and cheetahs. At least one cheetah. The movie opens on Oct. 25, and you can watch the trailer after the jump.
Update: Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem have named their baby girl Luna Encinas Cruz, according to the Spanish publication Vanitatis. Javier reportedly registered the birth of his daughter during a visit to Madrid's registrar office on July 30. The name Luna translates to mean "moon" in Spanish, while Encinas is Javier's first surname. The moniker could also hold special meaning for the couple since the name also belongs to their late director, Juan Jose Bigas Luna, who passed away this past April. Penélope and Javier shared a close bond with Bigas Luna, whom they credit for introducing them on the set of their first collaboration, Jamon, Jamon.
Penélope and Javier welcomed their second child in Madrid two weeks ago on July 22. People magazine confirmed that Penélope Cruz gave birth to a daughter, but few other details have been revealed about the latest addition to the Cruz-Bardem family. Penélope showed no signs of slowing down right before giving birth as she and Javier attended an Asier Etxeandia concert on Saturday. At one point, Javier took over the stage to play the bongos while Penélope snapped photos from the audience. The couple's new daughter joins their 2-year-old son, Leo. Congratulations to the happy family!
Penélope Cruz made her first trip behind the camera to direct a very risqué ad for the new L'Argent by Agent Provocateur Fall/Winter 2013 campaign. She designed the new range with her sister, Monica Cruz, who also made an appearance in the ad while wearing a pink negligee just two days before giving birth. Monica isn't the only familiar face that Penélope wrangled in for the shoot, as Javier Bardem also makes a brief cameo at the very end of the video. Watch Penélope's sexy new ad above, and keep reading to hear from Penélope about making the clip.
Penélope Cruz is pregnant! The story broke earlier this month and today the happy news was confirmed by Penelope's rep.
Rumors about Javier and Penélope having another child have been swirling for awhile, and the two raised eyebrows when they skipped the Golden Globes in January to stay home in Madrid. Penélope and Javier have been married since 2010 and welcomed their son, Leo, in January of 2011.
Javier Bardem was honored in Hollywood today by his Skyfall director, Sam Mendes, and costars Bérénice Marlohe and Naomie Harris. Penélope Cruz missed out on the celebration, though Javier got plenty of praise from fans and peers while accepting the prestigious honor. Just last year, Javier and Penélope were among the very first Spanish actors to accept similar recognition with their very own plaques on Madrid's Walk of Fame.
The Oscar-winning actor plays Bond's nemesis Raoul Silva in the latest 007 flick, out today nationwide, though it was Javier's real-life friendship with Daniel Craig that landed him the role. Daniel and Javier crossed paths during a Haiti fundraising event in 2010, and the rest is history. It appears Daniel and Javier's onscreen rivalry is a hit with moviegoers, as Skyfall is on track to take home the top spot at the box office this weekend and has already broken records around the globe.
Javier Bardem, Daniel Craig, and Naomie Harris had the pleasure of Monica Cruz's company at the Madrid screening of Skyfall on Monday evening. While Monica is not in the movie, she was out to support her brother-in-law, Javier, in their native Spain. Daniel and Javier have been promoting their latest Bond movie overseas and will be bringing it stateside next week. Skyfall is getting incredible early buzz, with many already calling it Daniel's best Bond film yet. Javier's wife, Penélope, and their son, Leo, have been making some of the stops with Dad when she has breaks from shooting The Counselor and debuting her other project Twice Born. Daniel's wife, Rachel Weisz, has also come along for the Skyfall excitement, including the big London stop where she got to meet the royals, including Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Javier Bardem teamed up with his Skyfall costars Daniel Craig, Naomie Harris, and director Sam Mendes for a photocall in Madrid earlier today. The cast's been all over Europe in recent days, making stops in the UK, France, Italy, and now Spain. Javier and Daniel dressed down in casual attire this morning, but during last week's star-studded London premiere, they suited up to join their lovely wives, Penélope Cruz and Rachel Weisz. The latest installment in the James Bond franchise is already breaking box office records around the globe. Skyfall made an estimated $77.7 million in international ticket sales last weekend alone. The cast is heading to the States for the North American leg of their press tour soon. They're expected on the West Coast next week, leading into the Nov. 9 US release of the film.