Zeta-Jones Re-Teams with Soderbergh for Side Effects


First announced in November (under the title The Bitter Pill), Steven Soderbergh’s medical thriller The Side Effects has now, according to Deadline, added Catherine Zeta-Jones to its cast.

Zeta-Jones, who previously teamed with Soderbergh for Traffic in 2000 and Ocean’s Twelve in 2004, joins Jude Law, Blake Lively and Channing Tatum.

The film, which also reunites Soderbergh with screenwriter Scott Z. Burns (The Informant!, Contagion), is said to be set in the world of psychopharmacology (the study of how drugs affect the human mind). Zeta-Jones and Law are said to play doctors with Lively a woman who becomes addicted to prescription drugs and begins an affair with Law’s character. Tatum, meanwhile, plays Lively’s character’s husband, a convict who is due to soon be released from prison.

Lively remains the sole cast member not to have worked alongside Soderbergh in the past. Law appeared in last year’s Contagion and Tatum just appeared in Haywire and will soon star in the director’s Magic Mike, arriving June 29th.

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