John Leguizamo will soon be heading for TV as a US version on Del Boy in their take on Only Fools And Horses, but before then he’s filling up his schedule with high profile film work. Deadline reports that he’s set for both Kick Ass 2 and Ridley Scott’s The Counselor.
The Cormac McCarthy-scripted Counselor already has Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Penelope Cruz and Cameron Diaz onboard, and follows a respected lawyer who thinks he can dip a toe in to the drug business without getting sucked down. It is a bad decision and he tries his best to survive it and get out of a desperate situation. Leguizamo will be a low level drug dealer in the movie.
As for Kick Ass 2, the actor is set to play Javier, the bodyguard who’s trying to protect aspiring supervillain Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse). Aaron Johnson and Chloe Moretz will also be back for the sequel, with Jeff Wadlow directing.