Laurence Fishburne joins Matt Damon and Kate Winslet in Contagion

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

For a while there, we were getting casting updates for Steven Soderbergh’s upcoming CONTAGION almost every other day.  But since that mad rush, things have kind of died down until today, when Laurence Fishburne signed on to play a doctor in the star-studded film.  The story follows multiple people as they deal with a deadly disease that rapidly spreads throughout the world.  It’s Soderbergh’s first big-budget, high-concept film since OCEAN’S 13.

The film already has an A-list cast that includes Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Marion Cotillard.  Supposedly, the script from Scott Z. Burns is fantastic, but to me, it almost seems like there are too many people and storylines involved.  But Soderbergh is one of the best, so this should be a good time.  I’m curious to see how much action he’s going to include, but I’m inclined to say it will lean heavy on the action/suspense since he’s already announced it’s coming to IMAX and 3D.

Laurence Fishburne

Source: Variety

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