Bryan Cranston Becomes 'The Infiltrator' for 'Lincoln Lawyer' Director
Denzel Washington may be The Equalizer, but now Bryan Cranston is becoming The Infiltrator. The film is the first of seven project that the production banner Good Films has in the works and Variety reports Cranston is attached to star in the film that will be directed by The Lincoln Lawyer and Runner Runner helmer Brad Furman. The film is based on Robert Mazur’s autobiography of the same name, recounting the author's time as a customs and excise agent who goes undercover as Bob Musella and infiltrates BCCI, the bankers behind the Pablo Escobar's infamous Medellín drug cartel. It's a wild and true story. Read on!
Here's the official synopsis of the book:
Federal Agent Robert Mazur spent five years undercover as a money launderer to the international underworld, gaining access to the zenith of a criminal hierarchy safeguarded by a circle of dirty bankers and businessmen who quietly shape power across the globe. These men and women control multibillion-dollar drug-trafficking empires, running their organizations like public companies. Accountants, attorneys, and financial advisors, their roots run deep in their communities, and they are laundering billions of dollars a year, manipulating complex international finance systems to serve drug lords, corrupt politicians, tax cheats, and terrorists. In 1987, Mazur began infiltrating BCCI, bankers behind the Medellín cartel. He meticulously gathered evidence for years until, during a fake wedding, federal agents arrested over 40 high-ranking criminals, who were all found guilty and sent to prison. Never before told, this is the incredible, true story of how he did it.
Cranston apparently built a solid relationship with Furman on the set of The Lincoln Lawyer, and that resulted in them teaming up on this project. Production is slated to start in January with shooting in London, Paris and Florida. However, it sounds like the film doesn't have a studio home yet since it will be taken out to distributors at the American Film Market. As for the script, it comes from Ellen Brown Furman and producer Miriam Segal (founder of Good Films) says it "demands a dynamic and complex leading man.” And that's why we're excited to see Cranston in the lead role. Sound good?