In a new dark comedy film, The Informant!, Matt Damon plays Mark Whitacre, an employee of ADM (Archer Daniels Midland) who was a whisteblower on their price fixing while at the same time embezzling funds to the tune of $9 million.

What the movie doesn’t recount is that in prison Whitacre found Christ, or rather was found by him. Marvin Olasky recently interviewed Whitacre to hear the story behind the movie and the story of God’s grace breaking into his life.

CT Movies reviews the film here, as done World Magazine.

The trailer for the film (rated R for language) is below. (RSS readers may need to click through to view.)

And here’s a video of Marvin Olasky interviewing Whitacre (though the sound quality is relatively poor):

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  1. Simon says:

    Wow , that is amazing story. The movie has not been released in South Africa yet ( where I reside) but I will look out for it. I have only recently come accross your website via John Pipers website. And I I think it is fantastic work you are doing, a great witness to the glory of Christ.
    John Piper is coming to South Afica next year to lead aconference and we are really excited to have him in Johannesburg. Will you also be coming?

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