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.
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):