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Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion has a cast, a plot and now it has a release date too. As reported by ComingSoon, Warner Bros. Pictures plans to release the virus thriller in 3D on October 21st, 2011. The flick has a stellar cast including Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Lawrence Fishburne, Marion Cotillard, Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow. Each will play a character somehow affected by a virus outbreak.

In addition to Contagion, Warner Bros. announced the 2011 release dates of six other films. First up will be Catherine Hardwicke’s Amanda Seyfried starrer Red Riding Hood, which is heading towards an April 22nd release. The next out of the gate will be Late Bloomer, a film based on Ken Baker’s book Man Made: A Memoir chronicling the events after a puberty-inhibiting tumor located on his pituitary gland was removed when he was 27. That one is due out on August 12th.

Following in the footsteps of its predecessor, Final Destination 5 will close out the summer on August 26th. The Todd Lincoln supernatural haunting film The Apparition starring Ashley Greene, Sebastian Stan and Tom Felton will arrive on September 9th, 2011. Following close behind is Journey to the Center of the Earth 2. Brendan Fraser and Josh Hutcherson have yet to officially confirm their involvement, but Warner Bros. is still banking on a September 23rd release. Rounding out the year for the studio will be the Valentine’s Day follow-up New Year’s Eve hitting theaters on December 9th.

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