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Cormac McCarthy Gets in the Script-Writing Game

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Cormac McCarthy Gets in the Script-Writing Game

Cormac McCarthy attends the New York premiere of "'The Road' at Clearview Chelsea Cinemas.

Cormac McCarthy has written some of the greatest American novels of the past 30 years, and now he's finally added feature-film writer to his resume.

McCarthy wrote a script on sepc called "The Counselor," about a present-day lawyer in the Southwest who decides to make a little extra money by getting into the drug business, reported Deadline. If you're at all familiar with McCarthy's work, it will comes as no surprise that the lawyer's new business venture goes sour.

Nick Wechsler, Steve and Paula Mae Schwartz--the producing team that adapted McCarthy's Pulitzer-prize winner, "The Road," will usher "The Counselor" to the big screen.

“The spec falls smack in the middle of what everyone responds to with Cormac’s novels,” Wechsler told Deadline, with Schwartz adding, “Since McCarthy himself wrote the script, we get his own muscular prose directly, with its sexual obsessions. It’s a masculine world into which, unusually, two women intrude to play leading roles. McCarthy’s wit and humor in the dialogue make the nightmare even scarier. This may be one of McCarthy’s most disturbing and powerful works.”

If you've read "Blood Meridian" or "Child of God," `you know that "McCarthy’s most disturbing and powerful works" is not a phrase to be used lightly. McCarthy has a gift for drilling right down to the darkest core of a man's soul to dreg up horrors that for the rest of us are unimaginable. We can't wait to see this.

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