Ridley Scott suspends work on ‘The Counselor,’ arrives in Los Angeles after brother Tony Scott’s death

By Daniel S Levine,

Director Ridley Scott has decided to suspend work on his latest film, The Counselor, after the shocking death of his younger brother, Top Gun director Tony Scott.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Prometheus director stopped work on The Counselor, which was written by author Cormac McCarthy and features an all-star cast that includes Javier Barden, Penelope Cruz, Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender and Cameron Diaz.

Ridley was in London working on the project when he received word that his brother died. Sources confirmed to E! News that Ridley arrived in Los Angeles Monday and immediately went to the West Hollywood office he shared with Tony alone. He stayed at the office from 10:30am to 2pm.

Tony died Sunday afternoon after jumping from a Los Angeles area bridge. His death is being investigated as a suicide and an autopsy has been performed. He was just 68 and was working on several projects at the time. It is still unclear what drove him to take his own life.

Tony jumped from the Vincent Thomas Bridge and, according to The Los Angeles Times, he knew the bridge well, having filmed reshoots for 2010’s Unstoppable there.

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