The Informant!

Dan Movie Reviews

Journalist Kurt Eichenwald’s novel The Informant concerns the true – and bizarre – story about ADM executive Mark Whitacre’s role as an FBI informant in a price-fixing case.  Reportedly, when director Stephen Soderbergh read the script for the film, he thought it was so absurd that it was hard to imagine it was all true – so he envisioned it as a comedy.  In The Informant!, Whitacre (played amazingly by Matt Damon) approaches the FBI with information that the company where …