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Laurence Fishburne To Star In Soderbergh’s Contagion

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Laurence Fishburne To Star In Soderbergh’s Contagion

Laurence Fishburne Laurence Fishburne (21, Armored, Tortured, CSI: Miami; NY, Las Vegas, The Matrix, Mission: Impossible III) is in talks to join Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Marion Cotillard, Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow in Steven Soderbergh‘s deadly virus thriller Contagion. If his schedule works out, Fishburne will be taking on a “major role.” His role is said to be as big as all of the other actors. No specific plot details, but the action-thriller takes place over four continents and centers on a terrifying deadly virus outbreak. Damon, Winslet, Cotillard, Law, Law and Fishburne are going to “play an international team of doctors and scientists brought in by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) once a sickness outbreak starts.” The script for Contagion was written by Scott Burns (The Informant! and The Bourne Ultimatum). The movie will shoot later this year. Warner Bros will be distributing Contagion and helping finance the $60 million budget.

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