The Infiltrator
"The infiltrator" is the true story of the informants in 1980s Florida who helped bring down Pablo Escobar's empire. Courtesy Photo

The highly anticipated film “The Infiltrator” starring Bryan Cranston, Diane Kruger, John Leguizamo, Benjamin Bratt, Yul Vazquez, Joseph Gilgun, Olympia Dukakis and Amy Ryan from Broad Green Pictures, is set to hit theatres on July 15.

Based on a true story of the informants in 1980s Florida who helped bring down Pablo Escobar's empire, Federal agent Robert “Bob” Mazur (Cranston) goes deep undercover to infiltrate Escobar’s drug trafficking scene plaguing the nation in 1986 by posing as slick, money-laundering businessman Bob Musella. Teamed with impulsive and streetwise fellow agent Emir Abreu (Leguizamo) and rookie agent posing as his fiancé Kathy Ertz (Kruger), Mazur befriends Escobar’s top lieutenant Roberto Alcaino (Bratt).

Navigating a vicious criminal network in which the slightest slip-up could cost him his life, Mazur risks it all building a case that leads to indictments of 85 drug lords and the corrupt bankers who cleaned their dirty money, along with the collapse of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International, one of the largest money-laundering banks in the world.

Leguziamo spoke to Variety Latino and said he “really liked the story.” He also explained how he got prepared for the role: “I spoke to Emir and met with him a couple of times, and to Robert Mazur; they told me how everything had gone down. I also read the book [‘The Infiltrator: My Secret Life Inside the Dirty Banks Behind Pablo Escobar’s Medellín Cartel’]. And we had Mazur on set as a consultant in case we made any mistakes, which was great,” he said. “I heard Emir has already seen the film and felt very grateful of the work I put in to represent him justly.”

Written by Ellen Brown Furman, the movie is directed by Brad Furman who also produced along with Don Sikorski, Paul Brennan and Miriam Segal.

Watch the thrilling trailer below and let us know what you think!

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