The casting for the much anticipated Contagion has finally been revealed!
Jude Law will play blogger Alan Krumwiede, Matt Damon and Gwyneth Paltrow will play husband and wife, Beth and Thomas Emhoff. Beth is one of the first to catch the virus, while her husband Thomas, seems mysteriously immunized against it. Meanwhile, Marion Cotillard will be based in the skin of Dr. Leonora Orantes. Finally, Kate will play Dr. Erin Mears, the colleague of Dr. Ellis Cheever, played by Laurence Fishburne.
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The Playlist: Details on Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion virus film, including who plays who
I’d like to tell you that I was running through an alley with my IESB cohorts after uncovering a Golden Ticket in a Wonka Bar and we were stopped by Slugworth who gave us a classified file containing plot details from the Scott Z. Burns penned script Contagion. That isn’t what happened, but we’ll go with that to establish some street cred for IESB.
To referesh your memory, Contagion is about a killer virus outbreak that spans the globe. If you remember this script was one of the hottest topics in the screenwriting world in February, before WB ended up with distribution and is now co-financing the project with Participant Media on a budget of 60 million.
The Scott Z. Burns penned script already has Steven Soderbergh attached to direct along with an all star cast including: Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet, Matt Damon, Marion Cotillard, Laurence Fishburne, and Jude Law. Law just recently came out and discussed his character with Coming Soon, “I play a kind of unbridled blogger who’s a sort of scaremonger,” IESB can confirm that the character’s name is “Krumweide” and he has quite an obsession with conspiracy theories.
We have been told by our good friend “Slugworth” that the story throws you right into the very early stages of this killer virus. Here is his breakdown that he wrote for us on the back of my Wonka’s Whipple Scrumptious Fudgemallow Delight wrapper.
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Steven Soderbergh’s virus-outbreak action-thriller Contagion looks to be going from A-list casting to well, more A-list casting.
After the Scott Z. Burns script was recently prioritized over all other Soderbergh projects (Liberace for one), the film is evidently attracting major interest at the European Film Market as “several bidders have offered greenlight commitments.” A $60 million budget is already being mentioned.
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