Gwyneth Paltrow Added to The Contagion

February 16, 2010

Director Steven Soderbergh is a busy man, and he hasn't even finished Knockout before he's begun to put together his next movie, Contagion. The cast already has a huge round-up of A-list talent: Matt Damon, Marion Cotillard, Jude Law, and Kate Winslet. But now Gwyneth Paltrow wants some of the disease-infested movie, too.

Deadline Hollywood has the story and gives us some of the details of Soderbergh's next project.

...Gwyneth Paltrow now is joining his cast that already includes Kate Winslet, Matt Damon, Marion Cotillard, and Jude Law. The Scott Z. Burns-scripted film -- about the attempt to contain a deadly viral outbreak -- came with Participant Media ready to co-finance. Contagion carries a $60 million budget, and I’m told several bidders have offered greenlight commitments.

Good stuff. 'Bout time someone made a movie about a deadly disease that didn't result in an upscale zombie flick.

So which movie has more potential -- Contagion or Knockout?

One way or another, it looks like 2010 is going to be a very prolific year for Soderbergh.