The first trailer for The Infiltrator, in which Bryan Cranston stars as an undercover agent attempting to take on Pablo Escobar, established the dramatic adaptation of the true-life story with an emphasis on high stakes and pulse-pounding action. This new trailer for the film takes things a step further and really nails the tense nature of U.S. Customs official Robert Mazur’s ballsy operation. And though this cut strikes a nice balance with regard to tone, the two trailers combined show off a lot of footage. Sure, this isn’t a spoilery type of movie since it’s based on something that actually happened and can be read about online, but if tension is its main selling point, better to leave us wanting more.
Brad Furman (Runner Runner) directs the film based on a screenplay adapted from Mazur’s book by screenwriter Ellen Sue Brown. The Infiltrator also features a cast that includes John Leguizamo, Diane Kruger (The Bridge), Joseph Gilgun (Preacher), Amy Ryan (The Bridge of Spies), and Benjamin Bratt (Ride Along 2). The film hits theaters on July 13th.
Check out the new trailer below:
Here’s the official synopsis:
Based 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 fiancé 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.