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‘Side Effects’ trailer premiere: Steven Soderbergh gets conspiratorial

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Rooney Mara and Channing Tatum

Rooney Mara and Channing Tatum in 'Side Effects' (Photo: Open Road Films)

If watching "Contagion" made you freak out about getting the sniffles, director Steven Soderbergh's next movie might make you hesitate before you refill your next prescription.

The trailer for "Side Effects" just premiered exclusively on Yahoo! Movies, and the thriller about the deadly consequences one woman faces after taking a new medication reteams Soderbergh with "Contagion" screenwriter Scott Z. Burns.  The film stars Jude Law (also from "Contagion"), Rooney Mara, and Channing Tatum, seemingly wearing a lot more clothes than in his last Soderbergh collaboration, "Magic Mike."

Watch the exclusive trailer for 'Side Effects':

"Side Effects" is supposed to be Soderbergh's next-to-last film before he goes on what he initially called his "retirement" from directing films, but has more recently called a "sabbatical."  He has "Behind the Candelabra" starring Michael Douglas as Liberace and Matt Damon as his lover, also coming next year on HBO. After that, Soderbergh has no other movies lined up. But seeing as how he made seven films in the last three years (including one he's not even going to release publicly), who knows how long he'll actually stay out of the director's chair.

"Side Effects" opens February 8.

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