Steven Soderbergh has found his next project after dropping out of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. The Playlist reports that he has secured financing for The Side Effects. Scott Z. Burns (The Informant!, Contagion) wrote the script for the psychological thriller. Soderbergh has found his cast, which includes Blake Lively (Gossip Girl, Green Lantern), Channing Tatum (Haywire, Magic Mike) and Jude Law (Contagion, Sherlock Holmes).
Lively will play "Emily Hawkins, a woman who turns to prescription meds to cope with the anxiety of the upcoming release from prison of her husband (Tatum)." Jude Law will play Lively's new psychiatrist. No deals have been finalized, but they should be announced later this week.
Filming is expected to begin in April to meet a release date in 2013. Soderbergh was reportedly impressed with Tatum during Haywire, which is why he chose him for Magic Mike and recommended him for U.N.C.L.E. I am looking forward to Haywire, which arrives on January 20th, and am intrigued to see what Magic Mike is all about when it opens on June 27th. Lively was wonderful in The Town, and this role will likely give her career a boost.