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Steven Soderbergh is starting to bear a striking resemblance to the Energizer bunny — this guy just keeps going.
With not one, but two features out in the next six months ("Haywire" on Jan. 20 and "Magic Mike" on June 27), the director du jour is already locking down an all-star cast for his next flick "The Side Effects."
Penned by Soderbergh's frequent collaborator Scott Z. Burns (the scribe behind "The Informant!" and "Contagion"), this psychological thriller will star Blake Lively, Channing Tatum and Jude Law. Umm… is it hot in here or is it us?
According to The Playlist, Lively will play Emily Hawkins, a woman who turns to prescription drugs to self-medicate the anxiety she faces as her husband's release date from prison nears. Tatum, who appears in both of Soderbergh's films out this year, makes it three for three with his role of Lively's (temporarily) incarcerated hubby. Law, who befriended the director as a cast member of "Contagion," will take on the role of Lively's new psychiatrist. Which almost guarantees Lively will be draped across his bed couch at some point.
Though the castings aren’t official just yet, they should be soon, which is a good thing because lensing is set for April to hit a 2013 release. And even though this plot doesn't call for a bunch of beefcakes twirling around a stripper pole, we're excited just the same.