Oh, Gwyneth Paltrow. When she's not writing super-yuppie cookbooks and singing on Glee, she's going to Asia and coming back with the bird flu and inadvertently killing us all — and not even the A list is safe! Because it looks like she takes Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, and Marion Cotillard down with her in Steven Soderbergh's Contagion. (Seriously, there are about one-million famous people in this movie. It's like a sweaty, vomit-y Ocean's Eleven.)

I have the give the woman her props, though: she looks very convincing as a person who is dying from an incredibly virulent form of disease.

And, before you say anything: yes, I know Matt Damon doesn't actually die in this trailer. But his character's wife is Patient Zero, so... he's probably going to die. Just my hunch.

Commentarium (9 Comments)

Jul 14 11 - 9:19am
jp

great. fear-mongering. wow. and from hollywood's elite. shocking. zzzzzzzzzz....

Jul 14 11 - 9:43am
chuck

something of note; the writer did not mention Lawrence Fishburne's name along with the other actors in the movie. IGNOR THE BLACK PERSON

Jul 14 11 - 10:12am
Rj

With the exception of Marion Cotillard I recognize all the names they mentioned. I would not have recognized Lawrence Fishburne by his name alone.

Jul 15 11 - 4:38am
duh

you're kidding right?

Jul 14 11 - 10:19am
fistix

I thought the black guy always dies first?

Jul 14 11 - 1:25pm
@fistix

OTOH, Night of the Living Dead.

Jul 14 11 - 2:18pm
fistix

true..but still got it at the end...when you really grew attached to the character.

Jul 14 11 - 4:33pm
Beaker

Forget the A listers, look at the back-up talent in this movie; Bryan Cranston, Enrico Colantoni, John Hawkes and Hank Azaria, among others. Soderbergh knows how to build a damn good movie from the ground up.

Also Lawrence Fishburne is 1, definitely an A-lister and 2, quickly becoming the king of smug lines in movies. "Is there anyway that someone could weaponize the bird flu, is that what we're looking at? Someone doesn't have to weaponize the bird flu; the birds are doing that." Movie sold, right there, give me a ticket.

Jul 14 11 - 6:25pm
meh

This story has been done so many times that it is hard to imagine they can wring any new life out of it.