Damon, Law, Winslet and Cotillard join Soderbergh film
Tuesday 09 February 2010
An all-star cast is catching on to Steven Soderbergh's
Contagion, the director's next project with Matt Damon and Jude Law has Kate Winslet and Marion Cotillard set to join the team.
The action-thriller is about an outbreak of a deadly virus threatening four continents, weaving together various storylines, similar to the director's Traffic. The script is by Scott Z. Burns who wrote The Bourne Ultimatum and Soderbergh's The Informant!
Soderbergh is currently shooting Knockout, another star-packed film with Antonio Banderas, Michael Fassbender, Michael Douglas, Bill Paxton, and Ewan McGregor. It follows a black ops soldier played by martial arts fighter Gina Carano.
In a stylistic twist of material, Soderbergh also plans to direct a romantic musical, Cleo, set in the 1920s about the story of Cleopatra, Antony, and Caesar. It features Catherine Zeta-Jones and Ray Winstone.
His narrative documentary, And Everything is Going Fine, is a portrait of monologuist Spalding Gray, to be screened at the upcoming SXSW Film Festival and Conference in Austin, Texas in March.
Art Piece taken off website amid 'severe security alert'
Maisie Williams single-handedly rises to the challengeTV
Academy criticised after no non-white actors nominated
tvAn expose of hooliganism masquerading as an ideological battle
artLee Hadwin can't draw when he's awake, but by night he's an artist
‘Remember the attackers are a cold-blooded, crazy minority’, says Blek le Rat
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 The truth about 'girl things': Three cheers for Heather Watson's honesty
- 2 Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign
- 3 UK weather: Snow to fall in the coming week with sub-zero temperatures to last until early February
- 4 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 5 Men behaving badly: Urinating while standing, 'manspreading' and the gendering of selfishness
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd