Posted on Monday, February 14th, 2011 by Russ Fischer
For the past few months, Steven Soderbergh has been all over the place with the cast and crew of Contagion. They’ve been shooting in San Francisco over the past week or so, and will close out work in that city with a massive scene at Candlestick Park that involves over 1000 extras. (The production manager for the film described the scene at the 49ers home field as “like a large vaccination center.”)
Before that happens, we’ve got some set pics showing at least one urban setting for the film, which follows the outbreak and effects of a global pandemic.
Contagion has shot in Geneva, Atlanta, Chicago, Hong Kong, London, Morocco before hitting SF, which will be the film’s final location. It stars Matt Damon, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet, Marion Cotillard, John Hawkes, Laurence Fishburne, Bryan Cranston, Elliott Gould, Demetri Martin and many more. (Since this is a film in a similar mode as Traffic, expect some of the players to have smallish roles.)
The three street photos come from Laughing Squid, and are sourced from the SF shoot. Love the posters with Prophet/Profit. Shots of Jude Law in his protective gear, also from SF, are via JustJared. And be gentle with comments about that suit — I have faith in Steven Soderbergh and expect it will look fine on screen.