13 New Contagion Clips Showcase All-Star Cast, Including Matt Damon and Gwyneth Paltrow
Posted 08.29.11 by BrentJS
Though similar in premise to 1995's, Outbreak — a team of doctors struggle to stop a deadly virus from growing into a global pandemic — Contagion takes the concept a step further, showing how quickly society can unravel when supplies run out and panic spreads faster than the virus itself. In the baker's dozen of preview clips released, we see that unraveling society includes quite the cast of A-List Stars: Matt Damon and Gwyneth Paltrow, for starters, along with Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Marion Cotillard, Elliott Gould, and Laurence Fishburne.
Contagion will have its worldwide debut at the 68th annual Venice Film Festival, which opens August 31st. It opens nationwide on September 9th. Academy Award–winning director Steven Soderbergh (Traffic) helmed the new thriller, which was written by Scott Burns (The Bourne Ultimatum).
Looking for more? You can watch 10 more preview clips for Contagion. (Wash your hands after viewing!)