It's always a dream to see such Hollywood heavy hitters like Gwyneth Paltrow, Matt Damon, and Kate Winslet together, but the plot of the thriller Contagion plays out more like a nightmare. In the film, directed by Steven Soderbergh, Damon plays the husband of Paltrow, whose character is one of the first patients infected with a deadly, highly contagious disease. As he tries to figure out the mystery illness that infected his wife so quickly, Winslet, Marion Cotillard, and Jude Law also costar as scientists who are studying the rapid outbreak, which begins to wipe out a great deal of the population.
There's a lot of Paltrow's sickness-ridden face and Damon panicking, but the movie seems like a good old action sci-fi flick with an apocalyptic bent. Even though the movie looks likely to make everyone in its amazing cast a victim of a deadly epidemic, the star-studded roster is making me super excited to see it. Watch the pandemonium when you read more.