We reported back in February that another actor was circling Steven Soderbergh's latest film and now he has been confirmed as a cast member. Variety is confirming The Playlist's original story that Laurence Fishburne has joined the cast of Contagion.

Soderbergh will be directing from a script by Scott Z. Burns script and the film will center on a deadly viral outbreak and will have multiple storylines branching off that central premise. Fishburne will play one of the doctors that is brought in by the CDC to control the spread of the disease.

The site also reports that Fishburne had to resolve scheduling issues with his TV series, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, to be a part of the film.