The title card telling audiences at Side Effects is by the writer of Contagion is probably unnecessary: the upcoming pharma thriller promises to be just as scary—and scarily plausible—as that other effort from director Steven Soderbergh and screenwriter Scott Z. Burns. The film (which was previously known as, at various times, The Bitter Pill and Bitter Pill) stars Rooney Mara, stepping in for the original lead Blake Lively, as a woman who takes anti-anxiety medicine to cope with the return of her husband, played by Channing Tatum, from prison. Those drugs, naturally, have side effects. And we’re not talking drowsiness.
Jude Law also stars as the therapist who prescribes the fateful drug. Side Effects will be in U.S. theaters on Feb. 8, 2013.