Fresh off the popular series Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston has signed on to star in big screen thriller The Infiltrator from U.K. production company Good Films.
This project re-teams Cranston with director Brad Furman. The two previously worked together on 2011's The Lincoln Lawyer. Based on Robert Mazur's autobiography, The Infiltrator: My Secret Life Inside the Dirty Banks Behind Pablo Escobar's Medellin Cartel, the investigative thriller was adapted for film by Ellen Brown Furman. In this crime drama, Cranston portrays Customs and Excise Agent Mazur, who goes undercover, as Bob Musella, a big-time money launderer, in an attempt to catch Colombia's most corrupt bankers and gangsters.
According to FBI Director Robert Mueller III, the true events that inspired Mazur's book led to "one of the largest money-laundering prosecutions in U.S. history."
Miriam Segal, founder of Good Films, praised Cranston in a recent statement, saying: "Brad and I have invested a great deal of time ensuring that the casting on this film is absolutely perfect, and we feel we've done just that. Bryan's talent is immeasurable and he continues to demonstrate his versatility and skill as an actor. The Infiltrator is a film that demands a dynamic and complex leading man, and we could not be more excited to have him on board."
This movie is the first of seven exciting projects currently in the works from Good Films, among them another drama by Ellen Brown Furman called 52 Windows.
The Infiltrator is set to begin filming in January of 2015.
Photo Credit: Getty Images // Thinkstock