Academy Award® winning director Steven Soderbergh recruits legendary composer Marvin Hamlisch to score The Informant! After more than a decade of scoring films, Hamlisch is back with his upbeat, jazzy original music for “The Informant!” The film, based on a true story, stars Matt Damon as Mark Whitacre, a rising executive who turns whistleblower for the FBI. The Informant also reunites for the 11th time, the multi-award winning music team of Hamlisch and lyricists Alan and Marilyn Bergman with their infectious song, Trust Me. This musical dream team is responsible for many legendary songs in film including the iconic love song, The Way We Were. Together they have won Oscars®, Grammys and Golden Globes®. Hamlisch has also won Emmys®, Tonys®, and a Pulitzer Prize. Marvin Hamlisch has garnered more music accolades than any living person.
Steven Soderbergh decided on Hamlisch for The Informant! while the director was on the set of Che. One evening in his trailer, Soderbergh and film producer Gregory Jacobs were watching the Woody Allen classic Bananas. Soderbergh said, When was the last time someone wrote a score like that? Reading Soderberghs mind, Jacobs said, We should get Marvin for The Informant!
Hamlischs music career is distinguished by versatility and substance; his groundbreaking show, A Chorus Line, earned the Pulitzer Prize. The prolific composers credits include the Oscar®-winning scores and songs for The Way We Were and The Sting. Other film credits include Sophies Choice, Ordinary People, Three Men and a Baby, Ice Castles, Take the Money and Run, and Save the Tiger.
Currently Marvin Hamlisch is the principal pops orchestra conductor for the National Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Colorado Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Seattle Symphony and San Diego Symphony. His relationship with Barbara Streisand extends to musical director and arranger on her concert tour of the U.S. and England as well as the television special, Barbra Streisand: The Concert, for which he received two of his Emmys®.