Scott Bakula Joins The Informant April 1, 2008 A woman tries repeatedly to win the attentions of a man, with little success. It is finally through a letter she writes to him that she is fully able to express her feelings for him, but now it may be too late. Scott Bakula, best known for his starring role in Quantum Leap, has scored the second leading role in ‘The Informant’, opposite Matt Damon in the lead and with Steven Soderbergh directing. The (based-on-a-true) story casts Bakula as FBI agent Brian Shepherd, who attempts to bring down a hugely powerful corporation that’s guilty of widespread, highly illegal price fixing on a worldwide basis. Damon will star as the biochemist witness Mark Whitacre. The film will be based on the book by Kurt Eichenwald, a New York Times journalist who reported on the scandal as it broke in the mid-1990s. Scott Z. Burns, who previously worked on The Bourne Ultimatum script, has written the adaptation. TIDBIT: Bakula will be best remembered by the sci-fi fans for his starring role as Doctor Sam Beckett in Quantum Leap (1989) and as Captain Jonathan Archer on Star Trek: Enteprise (2001). He is the only actor to have two roles included in TV Guide’s “25 Legends of Sci-Fi”.