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Gwyneth Paltrow, Matt Damon Flim Contagion Debuts in Venice

Gwyneth Paltrow and Matt Damon premiered their new film “Contagion” at the Venice International Film Festival. It’s the latest in a string of disaster movies, this one, based on a deadly virus.

Damon appeared with his wife Luciana Barroso, while Paltrow walked the red carpet with co-stars Laurence Fishburne and Jennifer Ehle.

The 38-year-old actress and Damon also starred together in “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” a 1999 psychological thriller.

The Steven Soderbergh disaster follows the trail of the deadly virus. Gwyneth’s character, Beth Emhoff, is a sort of Typhoid Mary.

She is infected at an airport, allowing the mystery illness to go global.

The lethal airborne virus kills within days.

As the fast-moving epidemic grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself.

At the same time, ordinary people struggle to survive in a society coming apart. Disaster, get it? Check out the movie trailer below.

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