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Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow's 'Contagion' becomes go-to movie due to coronavirus outbreak; here's what writer has to say

2011 Hollywood thriller titled 'Contagion' starring Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Winslet has become the world's go-to movie currently.

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Back in 2011, an American thriller film had released titled Contagion. The movie had an ensemble cast which includes Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Winslet. In the film directed by Steven Soderbergh, the plot surrounded a pandemic which is a major deja vu moment for the current difficulties the world is going through. Yes, we are talking about the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak. Contagion was written by Scott Z. Burns and the film has become one of the most trending movies digitally across the world.

Talking about Contagion's narrative which is something the world is witnessing currently, Scott told Variety, "What was important to the scientists that I worked with and Steven was that what we did was their best guess at what would happen with a pandemic. We didn’t see it with SARS, because SARS burned out very quickly. But I think we would have probably gone down the same path if SARS, which is also a coronavirus, had gained this kind of foothold. I wasn’t surprised that the scientists were right. I have a lot of faith and confidence in science. Other aspects of it have been surprising."

Burns also said, "I hadn’t contemplated as a screenwriter what would happen in an administration where we defunded public health and defunded pandemic preparedness and defunded science, and then went one step further and discredited health officials who were trying to protect us. That was something, as a screenwriter, I never could have anticipated."

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