Bryan Cranston returns to the drug war in the trailer for “The Infiltrator,” this time in a different role: The former Walter White will play real-life federal agent Robert “Bob” Mazur in Brad Furman’s upcoming drama. Co-stars include Diane Kruger, John Leguizamo, Benjamin Bratt, Olympia Dukakis and Amy Ryan.
Furman went deep undercover in the 1980s to covertly take down infamous kingpin Pablo Escobar, recently fictionalized in the film “Escobar: Paradise Lost” and the Netflix series “Narcos.” The trailer finds him promising his wife this dangerous mission will also be his last, joining with a new, loose-cannon partner and, uh, infiltrating the bad guys for what we’re assured was the biggest drug sting in history. “This was an audition,” he’s told near the end. “You got the part.” Well, yeah — he is Bryan Cranston, after all.
The former “Malcolm in the Middle” standout, who won every award under the sun for his revered performance on AMC’s “Breaking Bad,” received an Oscar nomination for his performance in last year’s “Trumbo,” which like “The Infiltrator” was a biopic. Broad Green Pictures will release the film on July 15.