Director Steven Soderbergh is teaming up with his Contagion screenwriter Scott Z. Burns for a new project entitled The Bitter Pill.

Little is known about the storyline of The Bitter Pill, except that it will be set in the world of psychopharmacology, the scientific field which looks at how drugs affect the mind. Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing The Bitter Pill alongside Gregory Jacobs. The project is currently being pitched to several studios.

Steven Soderbergh was thought to make The Man from U.N.C.L.E., which Scott Z. Burns also wrote, his next movie. However, this report indicates the director stepped away from The Man from U.N.C.L.E. a week and a half ago, after disagreements arose over budgetary and casting issues.

No production schedule was released for The Bitter Pill, although it is believed to be Steven Soderbergh's next movie.