The cast of Steven Soderbergh‘s upcoming drama, Side Effects, is coming together, and now a new star has been brought in to replace the departed Blake Lively.
It’s being reported that Rooney Mara, star of David Fincher’s The Social Network and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, will replace Lively on the film, which will see her playing a highly depressed and overly medicated woman who’s anxious about her soon-to-be-released husband from prison.
Despite losing Annapurna Films as a co-financer just a week after getting them on board, the new Steven Soderbergh film Side Effects just got a whole lot classier.
Deadline is reporting that Catherine Zeta-Jones has joined the film’s cast, which includes Blake Lively, Jude Law, and Channing Tatum.
Penned by Scott Z. Burns, the film follows a woman (Lively) who’s dealing with much anxiety and depression, particularly over the upcoming release of her husband (played by Tatum) from prison, leading her to take dangerous amounts of prescription drugs and into a relationship with a doctor (Law). Zeta-Jones plays Dr. Erica Siebert.
In January of 2009, it was announced that director McG, hot off of his work on the not-so-well-received Termination Salvation, would be taking on a new adaptation of Jules Verne‘s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea for Disney. Ten months later, the project had been killed off.
Now it looks like Disney has found their replacement, and it is quite the step up on the directorial chain. The studio is set to name David Fincher the new captain of this underwater adventure. Fincher is best known for his psychological crime thriller Se7en, as well as Fight Club, Zodiac, and his recent multi-Academy Award nominee, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.