After making a name for himself as the “one who knocks” on Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston now finds himself on the opposite side of the war on drugs. The Infiltrator trailer sees the Oscar-nominated actor portraying Federal agent Robert Mazur in a story about his efforts to infiltrate one of the biggest drug trafficking rigs of all time.
In another instance of true-to-life tales, the real Mazur spent five years undercover as a money launderer as he learned of the hierarchy of the drug underworld and gaining intel that would result in the indictments of 85 drug lords and their corrupt banks. Mazur wrote about this time in his life in the book “The Infiltrator: My Secret Life Inside the Dirty Banks Behind Pablo Escobar’s Medellin Cartel,” and now his story is making its way to the silver screen.
Watch the trailer below:
Brad Furman (Runner Runner) directs the film based on a screenplay adapted by screenwriter Ellen Sue Brown. The Infiltrator also features a cast that includes John Leguizamo, Diane Kruger (FX’s The Bridge), Joseph Gilgun (AMC’s Preacher), Amy Ryan (The Bridge of Spies), and Benjamin Bratt (Ride Along 2). The film hits theaters on July 15th.
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.