After much speculation, it has been confirmed that Penélope Cruz will star opposite Michael Fassbender and her husband Javier Bardem in the new Ridley Scott thriller The Counsellor.

Deadline.com reports that the Cormac McCarthy-scripted film has been described as McCarthy's book No Country for Old Men "on steroids".

It tells the story of a lawyer (Fassbender) who becomes involved in the drugs trade.

The cast also includes Brad Pitt and Cameron Diaz.