WATCH: After Watson, Jude Law Plays Another Doctor In ‘Side Effects’

Jude Law in Side Effects

That’s right, after chasing around Victorian London as Doctor Watson, two steps behind Robert Downey Junior, in Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes franchise, Jude’s a man of medicine again. This time he’s the hippocratic heartthrob in Steven Soderbergh’s new thriller Side Effects, as he plays a doctor whose professional ethics that are under scrutiny.

It seems one of his patients has developed an extreme reaction to a wonder-drug he prescribed to deal with her stress, and it’s the kind of reaction that leads to a court case, rather than antibiotics:

The film also stars Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Rooney Mara, and will hit American theaters on February 8, 2013.

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser is a British writer, broadcaster and the the author of the book Stuff Brits Like. He is Anglophenia's resident Brit blogger, having written BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog, the Top of the Pops website, and for NME, the Guardian and elsewhere. Favorite topics include slang, Doctor Who and cramming as much music into Anglophenia as he can manage. He invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic
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