The Playlist is reporting that Laurence Fishburne is in talks to join the cast of Steven Soderbergh's virus, outbreak thriller The Contagion.

The cast currently includes Kate Winslet, Matt Damon, Marion Cotillard, Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow.

Fishburne will be taking on a "major role" if his schedule permits it. His role is said to be as big as all of the other actors. They are going to "play an international team of doctors and scientists brought in by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) once a sickness outbreak starts."

The film is going to take place on four different continents. It was just yesterday that Warner Bros. snapped up this $60 million dollar project.

Evan Jacobs