BREAKING BAD star Bryan Cranston is returning to the drug scene in THE INFILTRATOR â€” only this time, instead of playing a meth manufacturer, he will be on the other side of the law as an undercover federal agent. At the helm of the movie is director Brad Furman, who arguably ushered in the McConaissance (the return to form for actor Matthew McConaughey) with his 2011 film THE LINCOLN LAWYER, which also starred Cranston in a small role.
â€œWe really responded to each other,â€ Furman told EW regarding Cranston. â€œHe co-owns a great theater in Palm Springs and we showed THE LINCOLN LAWYER there and I did a Q&A afterwards. Heâ€™s the executive producer of a television show Iâ€™m working on. And so when this came to fruition, and I knew I wanted to work with my friends, he was the only guy.â€
Given the talent, this film, which is based on the true events documented in the book of the same name, has all the pedigree for a successful film.
Take a look at the hard-hitting trailer below!
â€œBased on a true story, Federal agent ROBERT “BOB” MAZUR (Bryan Cranston) goes deep undercover to infiltrate Pablo Escobar’s drug trafficking scene plaguing the nation in 1986 by posing as slick, money-laundering businessman Bob Musella. Teamed with impulsive and streetwise fellow agent EMIR ABREU (John Leguizamo) and rookie agent posing as his fiancÃ© KATHY ERTZ (Diane Kruger), Mazur befriends Escobar’s top lieutenant ROBERTO ALCAINO (Benjamin Bratt). Navigating a vicious criminal network in which the slightest slip-up could cost him his life, Mazur risks it all building a case that leads to indictments of 85 drug lords and the corrupt bankers who cleaned their dirty money, along with the collapse of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International, one of the largest money-laundering banks in the world.â€
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SOURCE: Broad Green Pictures, EW