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Vinessa Shaw Takes ‘The Bitter Pill’ for Steven Soderbergh

Posted by , on March 27, 2012 at 7:17 pm 

After so much Steven Soderbergh talk revolved around The Hunger Games — a movie he’s barely involved in, no less — it’s rather nice to have another true project moving along. On this note, Deadline reports that his final theatrical film (for the next five years or so), The Bitter Pill, has found another cast member — and a Jeff Wells favorite.

I’m obviously referring to Vinessa Shaw (Two Lovers, 3:10 to Yuma), who’s been thrown into the mix with Rooney Mara, Jude Law, Channing Tatum, and Catherine Zeta-Jones. The extent of Shaw‘s role is tough to gauge from its initial description — “the wife of Law’s character” — though we could at least make a stab as to what may be happening with her.

After all, Scott Z. Burns script for The Bitter Pill centers on a young woman, Elizabeth Hawkins (Mara), who begins to have paranoid delusions upon the ingestion of a medication prescribed by her new psychiatrist (Law). The two begin to have a sexual relationship, some bad things happen with her husband (Tatum), and nobody goes home happy; there’s a clear three-way (no pun intended) conflict to mine from that outline.

Shooting on the film will begin next month, while a spring 2013 release is in the cards.

Will Shaw accommodate herself among this cast? Is The Bitter Pill an anticipated project for yourself?


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