Adapted for the screen by Ellen Brown Furman, the film is described as an investigative thriller based on Robert Mazur’s autobiography of the same name. Cranston will play Customs and Excise Agent Mazur and his undercover alias, Bob Musella.
The Infiltrator is based on a book by Tampa Bay resident and former Drug Enforcement Administration agent Robert Mazur and tells his true story of posing as a Tampa businessman to help bring down an international financial institution that laundered tens of millions of dollars for Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar.
Cranston’s involvement in the film stems from a relationship that he developed with the director while shooting The Lincoln Lawyer, the company said.
“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," said Segal. "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.”