The Infiltrator is an upcoming American crime drama film directed by Brad Furman and written by Ellen Brown Furman, based on the autobiography of the same name by Robert Mazur, a U.S. Customs special agent. Mazur helps bust Pablo Escobar’s money-laundering organization by using his alias, “Bob Musella”. The film stars Bryan Cranston, Diane Kruger, Benjamin Bratt, John Leguizamo and Amy Ryan. Filming began on February 23, 2015 in London. The film is scheduled to be released July 13, 2016.
During the 1980s, U.S. Customs Service special agent Robert Mazur uses his undercover alias “Bob Musella” to become a pivotal player for drug lords cleaning their dirty cash. Later, he infiltrates the world’s largest cartels and helps discover the money-laundering organization of drug lord Pablo Escobar.
The project was first announced by The Hollywood Reporter on October 8, 2014, with Brad Furman as director and Bryan Cranston as Robert Mazur. Miriam Segal would produce the film for her Good Films banner along with George Films, while Relativity International was announced to sell the film to foreign distributors at the American Film Market. On February 13, 2015, Diane Kruger was set to star for the unspecified female lead role. Benjamin Bratt was set to star in the film as Roberto Alcanio, the agent’s contact who dealt directly with cartel board members, including Escobar. On March 10, 2015, more cast was added to the film, including John Leguizamo, Amy Ryan, Olympia Dukakis, Elena Anaya, and Juliet Aubrey. Broad Green Pictures acquired the US rights to the film on May 21, 2015.