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Ridley Scott Returns to Work on 'The Counsellor' After Brother Tony Scott's Suicide

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By Daniel Blake , Christian Post Contributor
September 4, 2012|12:39 pm

Ridley Scott has returned to work on his new film "The Counsellor," after taking a brief break following his brother's suicide.

He has not been on set since his brother's tragic death, but apparently has now returned back and will resume filming, according to The Daily Mail.

Ridley's brother and fellow director, Tony Scott, committed suicide recently and as soon as Ridley heard the tragic news production on the new film came to a halt as he mourned the death of his sibling.

Scott will now be hoping to finish work on his new film, which will star Brad Pitt, Javier Bardem, Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz, and Michael Fassbender.

The new film will tell the story of an attorney who gets himself tangled up with troubling characters as he attempts to sell $20 million of cocaine. The original story was written by Cormac McCarthy, who also wrote "The Road."

Tony Scott's untimely death occurred when he decided to take his own life by jumping to his death. According to various reports Tony had recently received bad news that he was suffering from an inoperable brain tumor.

Some media outlets are claiming that Tony did not reveal his medical diagnosis to some family members, and became depressed at his situation. The director's family was not aware that he had been diagnosed with cancer, according to ABC News, and it appears that he was struggling to come to terms with the medical reports being given to him.

The official cause of death of Tony Scott will not be known for weeks, according to the Coroner's Office.

Brother Ridley and members of Tony's family held a funeral for the "Top Gun" director recently where he was cremated, with his ashes being given to his wife, the Huffington Post has reported.

It is believed that his family has decided to set up a scholarship initiative with the American Film Institute in his memory. The program will seek to aid future filmmakers as they make their way into the fiercely competitive industry.

 

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