Move over, Blake Lively. There's a new Gt girl in town. The buzz around Hollywood is that "Dragon Tattoo" star Rooney Mara (who just nabbed herself an Oscar nod, btw) has signed on to play the lead in Steven Soderbergh's latest, "Side Effects," a role that was previously earmarked for Lively.
The thriller, which was previously known as "Bitter Pill," is set in the world of psychotherapy. We're scared already. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the story follows a troubled and depressed young woman (Mara) who is coping with the imminent release of her husband from jail and begins to take a new prescription drug to… er… help ease her nerves—only, it turns out to have unforeseen consequences. Dun dun dun.
Heartthrobs Jude Law and Channing Tatum also star. Tatum is fast becoming one of Soderbergh's mainstays, having worked with the director on "Haywire" and "Magic Mike," both out this year. In addition, Catherine Zeta-Jones is rumored to be circling a role.
We don't know about you, but if our husband was getting out of jail soon, we might look to a little pharmaceutical help to deal with the stress—we're gonna assume that he is not, in fact, the husband of the year being that he's incarcerated and all. But with Mara now locked into the lead slot, this tale a woman falling apart is certainly coming together.
Bonus points if Soderbergh gets Tatum to dance around shirtless again.