Cameron Diaz Hooking Up With Ridley Scott's 'The Counselor'

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Cameron Diaz might be best-known for her work in comedies like "There's Something About Mary," "Shrek" and, most recently, "Bad Teacher," but one would be remiss to forget she's held her own with edgier material too, including "Vanilla Sky" and "Any Given Sunday."

Diaz, according to Deadline, will be getting a great new shot at proving her muster in the serious film biz, as she's just been attached to Ridley Scott's impressive cast for "The Counselor."

The film will be based upon author Cormac McCarthy's script and will feature Scott's "Prometheus" star Michael Fassbender in the lead as an attorney who muddies up his clean reputation and endangers his formerly respectable life by involving himself with cocaine trade.

Brad Pitt, Javier Bardem (who won an Oscar for his last McCarthy match-up, "No Country for Old Men") and Penelope Cruz are also attached to star, with Diaz playing the "strong supporting role" of Malkina, the lover of Bardem's Reiner. Angelina Jolie was originally rumored to be in talks for the project — potentially for the exact role Diaz has snagged — but those murmurs have since subsided.

If Diaz is hoping to shed some of her comedic skin, "The Counselor" may just be the ideal opportunity for her to do so.