This weekend Scot Bakula, Star Trek Enterprise’s Capt. Archer, is back in the big screen, co-starring with Matt Damon in The Informant!. The actor has been out promoting the movie and we have video of his TV appearance this morning and more. In other Bakula updates, we have a preview of his upcoming TNT show Men of a Certain Age, plus Scott talking about a return to Quantum Leap.
Bakula joins Damon for "The Informant!"
The Informant! is a new dark comedy from director Steven Soderbergh based on the real-life story of a whistle-blower in a price-fixing scheme at an American food company in the 90s. Bakula plays an FBI agent who is the handler for the informant played by Matt Damon. Bakula was on NBC’s Today Show this morning promoting the film, here is the video.
And here is the official trailer featuring more from Scott, plus the official Warner Bros. press kit video of Bakula talking about his role.
And here is Scott and his wife Chelsea Field at the world premiere yesterday.
The reviews for The Informant! are mixed but weighted towards the positive. The film has a 73% rating at Rotten Tomatoes, and 55 at MetaCritic. The Informant! opens on Friday. More info, video and pictures at the official site.
Men of a Certain Age Preview
After The Informant! Scott will next be seen as one of the three main stars of Men of a Certain Age, along with Ray Romano and Andre Braugher. The new show deals with three life long friends dealing with middle age. The show will premiere on TNT in December, and TNT has just released a preview, and added an official show page to the TNT site.
Bakula to Leap Again?
While at the New York premiere of The Informant, Bakula made some news on a return to sci-fi…not Trek, but Quantum Leap, the time-traveling show he starred in from 1989-1993. The Press Association quotes the actor saying:
I’d like to do it again and there are talks, but I don’t think it’s going to happen – there are complicated legal issues
Scott also noted that some of his Quantum Leap fans were there at the premiere, noting "they follow me to various places." Bakula is fan friendly for Leapers, he appeared at the Leap Back convention earlier this year.
Bakula at Leap Back 2009 convention