Lively, Tatum, and Law Join Soderbergh’s The Side Effects (aka The Bitter Pill)

Steven SoderberghLooks like Steven Soderbergh isn’t wasting any time getting his latest film, the pharmaceutical thriller “The Side Effects” (originally going under “The Bitter Pill”), up and running. The film has now filled up its three main leads in Blake Lively, Channing Tatum, and Jude Law.

In the film, Lively (TV’s “Gossip Girl”, as well as “Green Lantern” and “The Town”), will play the female lead, a woman name Emily Hawkins, who “turns to prescription meds to cope with the anxiety of the upcoming release from prison of her husband.” Tatum, who has already starred in two Soderbergh films so far (“Haywire” and “Magic Mike” aka that stripper drama based on Tatum’s life story), will be re-teaming with Soderbergh as, we assume, the not especially friendly husband. Law, who last starred in “Contagion” for Soderbergh, will also re-join the director as Emily’s psychiatrist.

The film, based on a script by familiar Soderbergh collaborator Scott Z. Burns (who also scripted Soderbergh’s “Contagion”), is said to be “a thriller set in the world of psychopharmacology.”

“The Side Effects” will round out the rest of its cast by April, when the film is expected to start shooting for a 2013 release date.

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