Director Steven Soderbergh is filming The Informant, an upcoming dark comedy thriller film, , which is based on the 2000 nonfiction book of the same name written by Kurt Eichenwald, a former journalist for the New York Times. The Informant movie is starring Matt Damon, Scott Bakula, and Joel McHale. It is set for a release in September 2009.
Here below a first look at Matt Damon as Mark Whitacre in the movie The Informant:
The trailer of the Informant:
“What was Mark Whitacre thinking? A rising star at agri-industry giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Whitacre suddenly turns whistleblower. Even as he exposes his company’s multi-national price-fixing conspiracy to the FBI, Whitacre envisions himself being hailed as a hero of the common man and handed a promotion. But before all that can happen, the FBI needs evidence, so Whitacre eagerly agrees to wear a wire and carry a hidden tape recorder in his briefcase, imagining himself as a kind of de facto secret agent.
Unfortunately for the FBI, their lead witness hasn’t been quite so forthcoming about helping himself to the corporate coffers. Whitacre’s ever-changing account frustrates the agents and threatens the case against ADM as it becomes almost impossible to decipher what is real and what is the product of Whitacre’s rambling imagination. Based on the true story of the highest-ranking corporate whistleblower in U.S. history.” (Source: Coming Soon)
Whitacre the whistleblower was suffering of bipolar disorder. Maybe because of this, while helping the FBI to nab the white-collar criminals, he also defrauded $9 million from his own company at the same time! The guy is incredible!
But maybe not as much incredible as Bernard Madoff, the former head of NASDAQ, and his giant Ponzi scheme though: I bet that Hollywood will buy the movie rights of his story! Hope he will go rot in prison with a roommate like T-Bag from Prison Break for what he did!
Back to The Informant: Matt Damon has a damned nice mustache! But I still prefer the mustache of George Clooney in The Men Who Stare At Goats.