Gwyneth Paltrow dies early on in the just-released trailer for Steven Soderbergh's infection thriller "Contagion," but no matter: There are a crate-load of other stars to keep the preview mega-interesting.
Among them: Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Marion Cottilard, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Jennifer Ehle and John Hawkes. If that isn't the starriest lineup to hit this year, we don't know what is.
Judging from the killer trailer, "Contagion" seems to be about a woman (Paltrow) who contracts a lethal virus which spreads like wildfire across the globe. Damon plays her distressed husband who valiantly tries to fight for answers. The preview plays like a much more serious cousin to Wolfgang Petersen's "Outbreak." No cute monkeys in this one.
The film drops September 9. Oh, and did we mention it's playing in IMAX? (but not 3D, as originally hoped). Consider that a Soderbergh first.