The film plays as dark comedy, Soderbergh centering on the absurdity of Whitacre's deceitful, vainglorious cooperation with his FBI handlers.
"Steven really kind of set on this idea of him being the most unreliable narrator. There's information in the book that's just kind of doled out slowly, where you go, 'Wait a minute, something's not quite right,'" Damon said. "It's sort of the liar who keeps saying, 'OK, now I'm telling you everything.'"
Anthony Mackie is about to shoot a suspense thriller, "The Adjustment Bureau," with Matt Damon in NYC — and he may just give the A-lister a run for his money. "For the opening scene, they have me running from 27th to 14th St.," says the "We Are Marshall" star. "Every day, for a week, I'll be running 13 blocks over and over until we get it right. You won't see Matt doing that!"