This month’s Haywire marks the first of two collaborations between Steven Soderbergh and Channing Tatum we’ll be seeing this year, the other one being this summer’s Magic Mike, and it seems we’ll have another to look forward to next year as well. After toying with the idea of teaming up for Warner Bros.’ The Man From U.N.C.L.E. before Soderbergh pulled out, the pair may now be gearing up to reunite on The Side Effects, previously titled Bitter Pill.

Also joining Tatum in the cast will be Blake Lively and Jude Law, the latter of whom recently worked with Soderbergh on Contagion. More details after the jump.

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For a guy who is about to retire, Steven Soderbergh keeps finding new projects. The latest, and very likely the last new one to be announced, is Bitter Pill, a script by Soderbergh’s Contagion and The Informant! screenwriter Scott Z. Burns. That’s the same screenwriter with whom Soderbergh was working on The Man from U.N.C.L.E., but when various conditions at Warner Bros. led to the director walking away from that project, he decided to use the time allocated for U.N.C.L.E. to make Burns’ script Bitter Pill instead.

When first announced a couple days ago there was no studio financing for the thriller, but now it looks like Summit is the likely home, with a few other companies (Paramount, Lava Bear and some other financiers) as possible options. Read More »

When Steven Soderbergh decided that he wouldn’t do The Man From U.N.C.L.E. in the wake of casting dithering and Warner Bros. wanting to make the film for less money than he was willing to spend, we assumed the director would fill that slot with another film. After all, Soderbergh plans to make only a couple more movies before going into some form of retirement. We know the last movie will be the Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra, starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon.

And now we know that the other film — the new picture that Soderbergh will make instead of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. — is a thriller by U.N.C.L.E. screenwriter Scott Z. Burns, called Bitter Pill. Read More »

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