lawrence fishburne contagionHot off his kooky cameo in Predators, Morpheus himself, Laurence Fishburne, has joined the all-star cast of director Steven Soderbergh's upcoming sci-fi thriller Contagion, reports Variety.

Contagion
marks the second major sf-tinged drama for Soderbergh, who remade Andrei Tarkovsky's classic Solaris in 2002 with George Clooney.

Contagion will have more in common with the filmmaker's Oscar winning drug war epic Traffic. It will follow a number of different plotlines and people reacting to the outbreak of a deadly virus. (No word if Marcel the Monkey is involved.)

A new flick from Soderbergh is always reason for excitement. A Soderbergh sci-fi thriller with Fishburne, Matt Damon, Marion Cotillard, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Winslet? Can. Not. Wait.