Catherine Zeta-Jones Set to Star in Side Effects
01.25.12 by REELZ
Looks as though Catherine Zeta-Jones may once again be reuniting with director Steven Soderbergh. The two have previously worked together on box office hits Ocean's Twelve and Traffic. In the upcoming Side Effects, Zeta-Jones would have a starring role as Dr. Erica Siebert.
Zeta-Jones is in negotiations for the thriller, along with would-be co-stars Blake Lively, Jude Law, and Channing Tatum. Said to be in the "Jagged Edge-Basic Instinct" mold,
Deadline describes the movie as follows.
Lively plays a troubled and depressed woman who is taking serious amounts of prescription drugs, which leads her into a relationship with another doctor (Law). Her intake is ostensibly designed to help her deal with the anxiety surrounding the pending release of her husband (Tatum) from prison.
Production is set to start in April, but according to Variety film studio Annapurna has pulled out of financing the project. No word on whether this will push back production of the movie that has a rumored $30 million budget.