As actor Jude Regulation hunkered down throughout the coronavirus pandemic, he couldn’t assist however discover that his 2011 movie “Contagion” had change into a well-liked rental and streaming hit.
“I discover it slightly odd that everybody went again to observe that in the course of the actual factor,” he informed host Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Present” Monday. “It’s such as you simply activate the information. You don’t want to observe it.”
A part of the lure of the movie as we speak ― which additionally starred Kate Winslet, Matt Damon and Laurence Fishburne ― is its obvious prescience. It follows a fictional pandemic brought on by a novel virus that U.S. and world authorities are scrambling to cease whereas coping with public distrust.
Regulation, who performed a blogger and conspiracy theorist, informed Fallon that he just lately wrote to the film’s director, Steven Soderbergh, to say Soderbergh was 10 years forward of his time.
The movie had a number of docs and virologists as advisers, and Regulation mentioned they offered certainly one of his most “affecting recollections.” In assessing the potential for an actual pandemic, he recalled, “They had been all saying to us, it is a matter of when, not if.”
Watch the interview above.
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