Rooney Mara Takes the Lead in ‘Side Effects’

Steven Soderbergh directs this thriller about a woman that becomes hooked on prescription drugs out of fear of her husband.

Rooney Mara joins Side Effects
Rooney Mara joins Side Effects
Rooney Mara has taken the lead role in director Steven Soderbergh's Side Effects.

This thriller revolves around a young woman that gets hooked on prescription drugs out of fear of her husband and his imminent release from prison. The actress will replace Blake Lively, who recently dropped out of the project. Channing Tatum is still set to co-star.

Scott Z. Burns wrote the screenplay. The film will be released by Open Road. Shooting is scheduled to begin this April.

Side Effects was released February 8th, 2013 and stars Rooney Mara, Carmen Pelaez, Marin Ireland, Channing Tatum, Polly Draper, Haraldo Alvarez, Jude Law, James Martinez. The film is directed by Steven Soderbergh.

Sources: Deadline

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  1. JasonKat

    Back in the 80s, we had noooo top stars, and pretty much any film we saw, ended up good, or 5/0/50. now adays we have top stars and these films seem to fail. not even 50/50 anymore, more like 20/50.
    Hollywood revolves around money, not ratings, They want to fill seats, so even if a movie turns out stupid, they dont care, they just want the whole family in these seats, If they were smart, they would stick to Ratings, pg13 for kids/teens, R rated for adults. A good story/plot, good cast, and u got me sold, but if u wanna sit there, cutting down on boobs, bad words, or blood, in movies where such is needed or wanted... ur movie will fail. may not seem like a big deal to sum of u but its a very good deal to me...Try having a movie like "texas chainsaw" pg13, ..would u watch it? would u like it? would u say the old1 is bettter or worse?
    Which movie got better reviews piranhas or shark night? yep. ratings baby ratings, lol :P

    3 years agoby @jasonkatFlag

  2. thedude-abides

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx I've not yet seen it. I was referring to Magic Mike.

    3 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  3. JasonKat

    Nightmare on elm street, wasnt really her fault, That movie failed at all cost!, She is a good actress who seems to be getting lame roles as of late, Same sh*t with Kristen Stewart. whos been making bad movies, i mean look at cage, who hasnt had an A+ film in soooooo long, I mean can you blame these actors when a movie fails? i wouldnt, Even tho sum act better than others, I just think that if you wanna make a film as a director.. make it a good1 b4 casting rookie or top stars, other wise dont waste their time.

    3 years agoby @jasonkatFlag

  4. Nicholaus XX

    @bawnian-dexeus -- Hopefully so.

    @pjwolsker -- Good point. I may not even watch that one, and I try to watch every movie that's released.

    @thedude-abides -- You didn't like "Haywire"?

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  5. Nicholaus XX

    @jasonkat -- She's made worse decisions. Nightmare on Elm Street is a perfect example. Albeit, I don't think this is a bad choice, at all!

    @corey -- Same here, I want to say she's my favorite actress at the moment, but I think it's too early to say.

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  6. Pjwolsker

    @bawnian-dexeus i wouldnt count magic mike.. i dont think anyone will take it seriously.. at least guys.. girls and gay men will be storming the theaters to see this one though

    3 years agoby @pjwolskerFlag

  7. ejk1

    I think Lively made the right move.

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  8. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Tatum was ok in Haywire. I think a few more movies with Soderbergh and he might get steered in the right direction

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  9. thedude-abides

    Another Soderbergh/Tatum production? Count me out.

    3 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  10. SpaceCowboy

    Rooney instead of Blake? Sounds pretty good to me. Gotta do something about Channing though.

    3 years agoby @SpaceCowboyFlag

  11. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    She's gonna have a good 5 years of endless roles

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  12. Corey W.

    Great to see that she's receiving some lead roles now!

    3 years agoby @coreyFlag

  13. JasonKat

    Why her? this is gonna fuk up her resume. Her last film, she played a gothic weird looking druggy chick, and now they wanna cast her in yet another druggy film. i liked her in nightmare on elm street, but she needs to do a horror film where she is being chashed by sum1 or sumthin, or an action movie where she is a baddass, not this drama thriller thing,

    3 years agoby @jasonkatFlag

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