Director Steven Soderberg can pretty much do no wrong, at least in my opinion. His talent and taste make him one of the best and most interesting directors working today. Sure, he might have a few missteps occasionally and release some movies that underperform, but at least he’s never boring and you can rank even his mediocre films higher than many other director’s best. Plus, his film The Limey is one of my all-time favorites.
So, it was with great anticipation that I saw the trailer for his latest project The Informant!, which features a pudgy Matt Damon and tells the real-life story of a bi-polar whistle-blower who must come to grips with the reality that only he knows the truth. At first, before watching the trailer, the title leads you to believe its another of those movies much like The Insider or Michael Clayton. You know, a serious drama.
However, after watching the trailer I’m happy to report that this film is less serious drama and more comedy — which is probably what Soderberg was looking for after two pretty serious films like Che and The Girlfriend Experience. Serious drama or not, its still a great trailer for what I’m sure will be a great movie.
Plus, it features Matt Damon, who I think is really becoming one of the most versatile actors working today. He can do action, drama and comedy and do them all pretty well. Not very many actors can do that.
At the moment, The Informant! has a rather confusing release schedule but it looks to hit theaters sometime towards the end of the year. Check out the trailer after the jump.