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Movie Preview: Matt Damon Is a Hilarious Informant

This trailer for the comedy The Informant has, I think, given me perma-grin. A slightly chubbier Matt Damon portrays Mark Whitacre, a real-life "Ivy League Ph.D. who was a rising star at Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) in the early 1990s. . . . Whitacre secretly gathered hundreds of hours of video and audio tapes over several years to present to the FBI which became one of the largest price fixing cases in history."

Damon re-teams with his Oceans Eleven (and Twelve and Thirteen) director Steven Soderbergh and his buddy George Clooney is an executive producer. It looks like, once again, Soderbergh got some great results from Damon, who is absolutely hilarious as this unlikely informant, a regular guy who has a bit of trouble being smooth and cool. But the best thing about it is that Damon plays the guy as bumbling without making him seem somehow mentally deficient. Too many actors don't seem to know how to be funny without making their characters seem stupid, but Damon makes his Mark seem intelligent as well as endearingly human.

The preview says The Informant will open in September. To check out the funny trailer,


Source: IMDB

lizlee89 lizlee89 8 years
haha, this look hilarious! I love when Matt Damon does funny, and Joel McHale(!), Scott Bakula(!), and Buster! I love all four of those men...
bonniebonnie bonniebonnie 8 years
I heard the true story of this on This American Life (under the same name). The really story is really interesting and kind of serious. I'm surprised they turned it into a comedy.However, it looks pretty funny! He does look like a Chicagoan here.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
Looking forward to this!
JCP0240 JCP0240 8 years
haha this looks funny. also VERY excited about Buster Bluth.
alethia037 alethia037 8 years
This looks awesome!
gingirl gingirl 8 years
Oh, this looks so funny! I love Matt Damon; can't wait until this comes out. Kind of reminded me of "Burn After Reading", but that was good as well. (Just with people being involved in secrets messing up at every turn)
Phil Phil 8 years
Hilarious! Soderberg, Damon, Buster and Bakula! Not a combination I thought I'd ever see, but it seems to work so well in the trailer. On a side note, I'm glad to see that Tony Hale seems to be getting these great roles lately. After Arrested Development, it seemed like he was getting mostly marginal roles, but now with Chuck and what seems to be a beefier role in this movie, it seems like he's finally taking off, as he so well deserves. To come from a VW Golf commercial rocking out to "Mr Roboto" to working with a great auteur as Soderberg, and such a fine actor as Matt Damon, I really hope Hale's success is sustained. Ditto for Jason Bateman, too.
Nitachequita Nitachequita 8 years
I enjoyed the trailer once the stopped with the FLight of the Valkyries. And I'm so excited about SCOTT BAKULA!!!!!
nimue nimue 8 years
hahhhaa looks hilarious!!
Beauty Beauty 8 years
Man, he looks SO Chicago in this trailer. Also, BUSTER BLUTH!
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