PRESS STATEMENT FROM WARNER BROS:
"Academy Award® winner Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, Ocean's Eleven) directs Warner Bros.' new global thriller Contagion. The studio has just released the film's first trailer.
"The film brings together a stellar international ensemble cast, including Academy Award® winner Marion Cotillard; Academy Award® winner Matt Damon; Oscar® nominee Laurence Fishburne; Oscar® nominee Jude Law; Academy Award® winner Gwyneth Paltrow; and Academy Award® winner Kate Winslet.
"Contagion follows the rapid progress of a lethal airborne virus that kills within days. As the fast-moving epidemic grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself. At the same time, ordinary people struggle to survive in a society coming apart.
"Directed by Steven Soderbergh from an original screenplay by Scott Z. Burns (The Bourne Ultimatum), Contagion also stars Bryan Cranston (AMC's Breaking Bad) and Sanaa Lathan (Alien Versus Predator).
"Soderbergh's creative team includes production designer Howard Cummings, Oscar®-winning editor Stephen Mirrione and costume designer Louise Frogley. Cliff Martinez will compose the score.
"Contagion was filmed on locations around the world, including sites in Hong Kong, Macao, Chicago, Atlanta, San Francisco, Abu Dhabi, London and Geneva.
"Opening across the Philippines in September, Contagion is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment company.
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