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Steven Soderbergh Taking "The Bitter Pill"

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    MMA star Gina Carano tries her hand at acting in Steven Soderbergh's "Haywire." Opens Jan. 20, 2012. (Published Tuesday, Jan 17, 2012)

    Steven Soderbergh's insanely productive retirement will continue with a new thriller about the psychopharmcology industry.

    Just a week after walking away from "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." in a dispute over budget, Soderbergh has signed on to helm Scott Z. Burns' screenplay, "The Bitter Pill," according to The Hollywood Reporter. Now the duo are fielding bids from multiple studios. After what happened with "U.N.C.L.E.," we're guessing Warner Brothers won't win.

    "Haywire" Trailer

    [NATL] "Haywire" Trailer
    MMA star Gina Carano tries her hand at acting in Steven Soderbergh's "Haywire." Opens Jan. 20, 2012. (Published Tuesday, Jan 17, 2012)

    Soderbergh has worked with Burns in the past, on "The Informant!" and this summer's "Contagion," suggesting that the men share an obsession with the food an drugs that are being spoon-fed to us.

    It's unclear what exactly "Bitter Pill" is about, but it's easy enough to imagine a million horror stories taking place in labs and mental hospitals across the land.

    "Contagion" Trailer

    [NATL] "Contagion" Trailer
    Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Winslet star in Steven Soderbergh's new film about the global outbreak of a deadly virus that spreads faster than Faberge Organics Shampoo. Opens Sept. 9. (Published Wednesday, May 30, 2012)

    Soderbergh's next film due out is "Haywire," starring MMA star Gina Carano as an ex-spy out for revenge against the men who double-crossed her.