Broad Green Pictures has announced the acquisition of U.S. distribution rights to Brad Furman’s “The Infiltrator.”
Adapted by Ellen Brown Furman and based on the autobiography by Robert Mazur, “The Infiltrator” stars Emmy and Golden Globe winner Bryan Cranston, Diane Kruger, John Leguizamo, Benjamin Bratt, Yul Vazquez and Amy Ryan.
The film’s synopsis reads: “Based on the true story of a fearless operative, ‘The Infiltrator’ is a heart-stopping account of one of history’s largest and most elaborate stings. Set amidst the lavish excess of the 1980’s, ‘The Infiltrator’ tells the story of undercover US Customs agent Robert Mazur (Cranston) AKA Robert Musella, who became a pivotal player for drug lords cleaning their dirty cash. He traded on mob connections to become the confidant to scores of the international underworld, and the bankers who enabled them. Laying his life on the line, he infiltrated the globe’s largest cartels and discovered just how deep into society their influence extended. The operation reeled in key players in a chain stretching all the way to Escobar. Their arrests would lead to the collapse of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International, and shake the underground economy to its core.”
“Brad Furman is a major talent who has brought an exciting and intense piece of U.S history to screen,” said CEO Gabriel Hammond and Daniel Hammond, Broad Green’s Chief Creative Officer. “We are eager to work with the filmmakers and cast to make sure their vision is realized for the release of this film.”
Broad Green plans a release in 2016.