Matt Damon Gets Company for Soderbergh's Informant

Group of TV comedy vets joins cast.

by | April 2, 2008 | Comments

The cast of Steven Soderbergh‘s The Informant is filling out — with some unexpected names.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, star Matt Damon will be joined in the “darkly comic thriller” by a number of television vets known for their comedic gifts, including The Soup‘s Joel McHale, Quantum Leap‘s Scott Bakula, and Yes, Dear‘s Mike O’Malley. Other names attached to the project include Andrew Daly, Adam Paul, Melanie Linskey, Tom Wilson, Rick Overton, and Tom Papa. From the article:

Bakula and McHale, who is in final negotiations, will play FBI agents working with agri-business insider Mark Whitacre (Damon) to stop a price-fixing scam. The film is based on Kurt Eichenwald’s 2000 best-seller “The Informant: A True Story.”

The Reporter describes the film’s subject matter as “serious,” but says Soderbergh “is looking to create a thriller with dark comedy elements,” and wanted to use “comedic actors who haven’t been overexposed on film, planning to have them play their roles seriously and have a humorous tone emerge naturally.”

No release date is listed for the Warner Independent film, but principal photography is scheduled to begin this month.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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