Embedded Player The Informant opened in theaters on Friday. Although the movie is sometimes played for laughs, the real story was no laughing matter. It's based on a late-1990s case against the conglomerate Archer Daniels Midland. Executives there were accused of orchestrating a worldwide conspiracy to fix prices. Host Liane Hansen speaks to investigative writer Kurt Eichenwald, whose book, The Informant: A True Story, is the subject of the new movie starring Matt Damon.