Ridley Scott Suspends 'The Counselor' Shoot in Wake of Brother's Death

Tony Scott; Ridley Scott - BAFTA - 2010
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The director has traveled from London to Los Angeles to be with the Scott family.

Production on The Counselor, the all-star drug drama being directed by Ridley Scott, has been suspended in the wake of his brother Tony Scott’s sudden death, sources confirm to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Ridley Scott was shooting Counselor in London when he received the news that his brother had likely committed suicide by jumping from a Los Angeles-area bridge. Ridley made the decision to halt shooting for the week and travel to L.A. to be with the Scott family.

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Counselor, a 20th Century Fox film, features an A-list cast including Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Michael Fassbender and Brad Pitt. Author Cormac McCarthy wrote the script. It's just one of several film and TV projects that the Scott brothers were developing.

Tony Scott is survived by his wife and two children.