Monday, February 22, 2010

Gwyneth Paltrow joins Soderbergh's "Contagion"!!!

I am loving this! Apparently the new trend is Hollywood is to assemble lineups of really talented people in films with interesting premises. Now here's a Hollywood movement I can get behind. I love that Paltrow is (cautiously) making her way back into big films, what with Iron Man now a successful series, with the second installment arriving in May. And Marion Cotillard and Kate Winslet doing sci-fi/thriller? I'll pay to see that (although, to be fair, Cotillard will already be venturing into sci-fi/thriller territory this summer with Inception)!! And then there's Soderbergh, always an interesting director; if there's one thing he can't really be accused of, it's making the same film twice.

Source: Slashfilm

Brief news on Contagion, the recently announced Steven Soderberg viral thriller penned by Scott Z. Burns. The film already has a hell of a cast: repeating Soderbergh star Matt Damon plus Kate Winslet, Marion Cotillard and Jude Law are all in the lineup. Now Gwyneth Paltrow has joined as well, making this a cast that is sizable enough to span continents as a deadly virus spreads around the globe.

Burns and Soderbergh hatched the story while making The Informant!, and the script was inspired by the swine flu outbreak and discussions about “germs and how the nature of a virus could be used to deal with issues of sovereignty and as a metaphor for the way information and misinformation travel in contemporary society.”

Read more: Gwyneth Paltrow Joins Soderbergh’s Contagion | /Film

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