Steven Soderbergh's next film, formerly known as How To Survive A Hotel Room Fire has been retitled Full Frontal, and has begun production (Nov 6) in Los Angeles.

Financed and distributed worldwide by Miramax Films, the contemporary comedy - a sequel "of sorts" to sex, lies and videotape - has an 18-day shooting schedule and will open in the US on March 8, 2002.

The film, written by Scott Kramer and Gregory Jacobs from a screenplay by Coleman Hough, features a large ensemble cast including David Duchovny, Nicky Katt, Catherine Keener, Mary McCormack, David Hyde-Pierce, Julia Roberts and Blair Underwood.

It is Soderbergh's third collaboration with Roberts who won an Oscar for last year's Erin Brockovich and also plays the female lead in Ocean's Eleven which opens on Dec 7 through Warner Bros.