Hoffman plays Colonel Sam Daniels, a virologist, in this horror thriller directed by Wolfgang Petersen. When a deadly virus resurfaces after 25 years, Colonel Daniels works to find the source and a cure. Co-starring Rene Russo and Morgan Freeman. On playing an action hero for the first time:
I always wanted to play James Bond, precisely for the reason that it’s amusing to you. I’m as amused as you are.