Deadly virus which spins out of control

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A LETHAL airborne virus decimates an A-list cast in this terrifyingly realistic thriller (rated 12a).

Two days after Beth Emhoff (Gwyneth Paltrow) returns from a business trip in Hong Kong, she’s dead – and the medics can’t tell her husband Thomas (Matt Damon) how or why.

But before long, the virus that killed Beth is out of control.

As panic spreads, scientists battle to control the global pandemic.

Dr Erin Mears (Kate Winslet) is a researcher at the US Centers for Disease Control, working under Dr Ellis Cheever (Laurence Fishburne), while Dr Leonora Orantes (Marion Cotillard) is an investigator for the World Health Organisation – and Alan Krumwiede (Jude Law) is a crazy blogger peddling misinformation.

One of the most consistently creative directors to grace the movie mainstream, Steven Soderbergh delivers a meticulously researched disaster movie.

Contagion dramatises the deadly outbreak with the same scary realism that Soderbergh’s classic Traffic brought to the global drugs trade.

Contagion will be showing from Monday to Thursday next week at the Whitby Pavilion.

Screenings begin at 7.30pm – tickets are £6 adults, £5 children.