Alex Holmes to Pen The Infiltrator


Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban’s 2929 Productions has set House of Saddam screenwriter Alex Holmes to write The Infiltrator, a drama about a Customs official who helped uncover a massive money laundering scheme that involved Pablo Escobar.

The production company has optioned “The Infiltrator: My Secret Life Inside the Dirty Banks Behind Pablo Escobar’s Medellin Cartel,” a memoir by Robert Mazur to be published by Arcade in April.

Holmes’ adaptation will focus on Mazur’s transformation from a married accountant to an undercover operative who hobnobbed with unsavory figures and brought down several major banks that were laundering tens of millions of dollars for Escobar as well as Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega, Al Qaeda and the Taliban.