Matt Damon, Marion Cotillard and Gwyneth Paltrow in the Contagion trailer

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

Watching the first trailer for CONTAGION reminded me of how much I loved Steven Soderbergh’s ensemble drama TRAFFIC.  And no disrespect to the Ocean’s films, but he hasn’t matched that epic intensity since then.  But I like what I’m seeing in this trailer and it should be a good reminder to those that forgot what a great filmmaker he can be.  Plus, the film has an incredible cast that includes Matt Damon, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Laurence Fishburne, Gwyneth Paltrow, Marion Cotillard, John Hawkes, Elliot Gould, Demitri Martin and Bryan Cranston.  If anything, the film could suffer from having too many stars.

CONTAGION is about an airborne virus that kills within days of contacting it.  But the only thing more frightening than the virus is the world’s reaction to the deadly disease and the struggles they go through in dealing with the threat.  The film is set to hit theaters September 9th.

Matt Damon in Contagion

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