|Benny Evangelista at his desk.
Benny Evangelista says that his desk in the Chronicle newsroom was used for a scene in the upcoming movie “Contagion.” Director Steven Soderberg is believed to have picked out the desk, which sits in the middle of the newsroom and, by Evangelista’s own admission, is in a constant state of clutter. Evangelista notes that he used to have a sign that read, “A Clean Desk is the Sign of a Sick Mind,” but he can’t find it anymore. Jude Law was filmed using the desk. He plays a San Francisco journalist named Alan Krumwiede in a thriller about the threat posed by a deadly disease and an international team of doctors who combat the outbreak. The scene in the Chronicle newsroom was filmed on a Sunday morning earlier this year. (Photo credit: Lea Suzuki, The Chronicle)