I obsessively watch E!’s The Soup because I find host Joel McHale quite outrageously funny. I’ve seen Ayesha Tyler’s and Greg Kinnear’s run in the show and I tell you, both pale in comparison to the always funny McHale.
Now it looks like McHale is going to do a Kinnear — that is, initiate the jump from the small screen to the big screen. McHale is reportedly slated to appear in Matt Damon’s new movie along with other comic actors. The new movie, a comic thriller to be directed by Steven Soderbergh is entitled The Informant and will be made under Warner Independent Pictures, Participant Media and Groundswell Productions. The movie is based on the smash bestseller The Informant: A True Story. Actual filming for the movie is scheduled to happen anytime this month.
Bakula and McHale, who is in final negotiations, will play FBI agents working with agri-business insider Mark Whitacre (Damon) to stop a price-fixing scam. The film is based on Kurt Eichenwald’s 2000 best-seller “The Informant: A True Story.”
Other new cast members known for their comedic turns are Mike O’Malley (CBS’ “Yes, Dear”), Andrew Daly (Semi-Pro), Adam Paul (Starz’s “Hollywood Residential”) and Melanie Lynskey (CBS’ “Two and a Half Men”). Comedian-actors Tom Wilson, Rick Overton and Tom Papa will round out the cast.
Scott Z. Burns adapted the book for the screen. Principal photography is set to begin this month.