Steven Soderbergh's New Project Is Thriller 'The Bitter Pill' (Exclusive)

Steven Soderbergh Venice - H 2011
<p>Steven Soderbergh Venice - H 2011</p>   |   Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Well, that didn’t take long.

A week and a half after parting ways with Warner Bros. over a planned remake of Man from U.N.C.L.E., Steven Soderbergh is bouncing back.

The prolific filmmaker is reteaming with his U.N.C.L.E. writer Scott Z. Burns for The Bitter Pill, a new project that is being pitched to studios now and is fielding multiple bids.

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Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing with Soberbergh’s longtime producing partner Gregory Jacobs and Burns. Soderbergh, Jacobs and Burns are the director-producer-writer, respectively, behind the recent Warner Bros. films Contagion and The Informant!

Little is known about Bitter Pill, although it is described as a thriller set in the world of psychopharmacology.

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Soderbergh, who has the spy action movie Haywire coming out in January and the male-stripper dramedy Magic Mike set for June, was due to direct U.N.C.L.E. next year but left the project over differences in budget and casting.

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