Warner Independent thriller stars Matt Damon

Scott Bakula has scored the second lead role opposite Matt Damon in “The Informant,” Steven Soderbergh’s espionage thriller for Warner Independent.

Bakula will play Brian Shepard, an FBI agent who exposes an international price-fixing scheme with the help of biochemist Mark Whitacre (Damon). Project is based on a true story; Scott Burns adapted the book by Kurt Eichenwald.

Participant Media and Groundswell are co-producing with WIP. Jennifer Fox and Gregory Jacobs are producing.

Bakula recently appeared on “Boston Legal,” reuniting with his “Murphy Brown” co-star Candice Bergen. He is starring in “Dancing in the Dark” at San Diego’s Old Globe Theater.

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