Trailer for Steven Soderbergh’s Side Effects

Side Effects - Channing Tatum and Rooney Mara

Following the excellent Magic Mike, director Steven Soderbergh re-teams with Channing Tatum (who began working with the director on Haywire) for Side Effects.

Once being sold as The Bitter Pill, the renamed Side Effects is a psychological thriller set in the world of the pharmaceutical industry. A troubled woman (Rooney Mara) who is coping with the imminent release of her husband (Channing Tatum) from jail begins to take a new prescription drug with unforeseen consequences.

While the film looks a little more like Contagion than Magic Mike, Soderbergh’s cast of regulars have continually proven they do excellent work with the filmmaker. Definitely one to keep an eye on. When we spoke with Tatum earlier in the year, he was downplaying the role. “Yeah, I ‘m going to do a little two-week part on his next thing with Rooney Mara and Jude Law”.