Poor Gwyneth Paltrow. One minute she's happily frolicking along an Italian beach with Steven Spielberg, showing off her bikini body, the next she's the first victim in a worldwide outbreak of a deadly, untreatable virus!

OK, the later is all part of director Steven Soderbergh's new film Contagion, with Matt Damon, Jude Law, Emmy nominee Kate Winslet and Marion Cotillard, but get ready for one seriously shocking twist...

They killed Gywneth! Right here in the trailer!

Even her movie husband Matt Damon can't believe it! He temporarily forgets what the word "died" means. Sure being an Oscar winner is no guarantee that you'll survive a movie about a global epidemic, but killing off one of your stars in the trailer?

Gutsy move, Mr. Soderbergh.

With Gwynie's demise the race is on to stop the spread of this super contagion that can be transmitted through just one touch. And as Winslet so helpfully points out, the average person touches their face three to five times "every waking minute," usually right after having touched a doorknob, drinking fountain or iPad.

One thing's for certain, after watching this trailer you'll be washing your hands every 30 seconds.

Contagion infects theaters Sept. 9. How does it make you feel?

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