Steven Sodebergh Swallows THE BITTER PILL

     November 29, 2011


Less than two weeks ago we reported that Steven Soderbergh had left the adaptation of The Man from U.N.C.L.E., and now (as expected) he’s already picked up a new project.  Heat Vision reports that Soderbergh has signed on to direct The Bitter Pill, and is pitching the project to multiple studios.  U.N.C.L.E. screenwriter Scott Z. Burns penned the script, but not much is known about the story other than it’s “a thriller set in the world of psychopharmacology.”  That may sound bizarre, but keep in mind that Soderbergh turned the story about a price-fixing investigation into a comedy with The Informant! [Update: Burns tells The Playlist that the movie “deals with people and their moods. It’s about how we as a society can’t tolerate sadness and what that makes us vulnerable to.”  I thought “psychopharmacology thriller” was good, but Burns makes the movie sound even better.]

Presumably, Soderbergh will want to shoot Bitter Pill in the spring since he’s shooting his Liberace biopic, Behind the Candelabra, in the summer and that will be his last movie before retiring/going on sabbatical.  Soderbergh’s next film, Haywire, is due out January 20th, and his male-stripper movie, Magic Mike, will likely be released in summer 2012.

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