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Trailer Watch: Mara Experiences Tense 'Side Effects' in Soderbergh's Latest (And Last For a While)

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood November 2, 2012 at 3:08PM

The trailer for Steven Soderbergh's psychological thriller "Side Effects" (previously titled "The Bitter Pill") has landed, and looks to be characteristically taut and engrossing. Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Jude Law and Catherine Zeta-Jones star.
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Rooney Mara and Channing Tatum in "Side Effects/"
Rooney Mara and Channing Tatum in "Side Effects/"

The trailer for Steven Soderbergh's psychological thriller "Side Effects" (previously titled "The Bitter Pill") has landed, and looks to be characteristically taut and engrossing. Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Jude Law and Catherine Zeta-Jones star.

Mara is the focus of the film, playing Emily Hawkins, a young woman unhinged by husband Tatum's return home from prison. As she increases her daily medication to cope with her life's return to "normalcy," things take a dangerous turn for the worse. Law plays her doctor, who may be taking liberties with his attractive and unstable patient.

Soderbergh's self-imposed sabbatical from films is reportedly nigh -- he claims that as of January 2013, he'll "turn into a pumpkin." Let's hope that by 2014 he refinds his Fairy Godmother.

"Side Effects" opens February 8, 2013.

This article is related to: Trailers, Rooney Mara, Steven Soderbergh, Side Effects


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.