Diane Kruger got some practice going up against drug cartels on FX’s “The Bridge,” and now she’s going pro as Deadline reports she will play the female lead opposite Bryan Cranston in The Infiltrator, to be directed by Brad Furman (The Lincoln Lawyer).
The film is based on the true story of Robert Mazur, a federal customs and excise agent who lived the high life of Colombia’s most powerful cartels while using his undercover alias “Bob Musella,” all the while recording damning evidence that culminated in a major takedown at a staged wedding. His target under Operation C-Chase was bankers who manipulated complex international finance systems in order to launder money for drug lords like Pablo Escobar, and ultimately proved critical in the conviction of General Manuel Noriega.
Mazur’s book “The Infiltrator” has been adapted for the screen by Ellen Brown Furman, and is produced by Miriam Segal for her Good Films banner. Principal photography is scheduled for London, Paris and Florida, and will mark the second teaming of Cranston and Furman after 2011’s The Lincoln Lawyer.
Although “The Bridge” has been cancelled, Kruger (Inglourious Basterds, Troy) will play opposite Amanda Seyfried and Russell Crowe in Fathers and Daughters, and is currently filming Sky with Lena Dunham and Norman Reedus.
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