Broad Green Pictures announced today the U.S. acquisition of Brad Furman’s The Infiltrator. Adapted by Ellen Brown Furman from the autobiography by Robert Mazur, The Infiltrator stars Emmy and Golden Globe winner Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad,” Argo) alongside Diane Kruger (Inglourious Basterds), Golden Globe nominee John Leguizamo (Chef), Benjamin Bratt (Traffic), Yul Vazquez (Captain Phillips), and Academy Award nominee Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone).
Based on the true story of a fearless operative, the film relates the 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.
“I’m thrilled to be partnering with Broad Green Pictures,” says Furman. “This project was truly a labor of love for all involved, and I can’t wait for Broad Green, whose passion for film is unparalleled, to bring ‘The Infiltrator’ to a wide audience.”
“Brad Furman is a major talent who has brought an exciting and intense piece of U.S history to screen,” says 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.”
“We are so proud of this movie,” adds Good Films Founder Miriam Segal, “and could not be happier to be partnering with the brilliant team at Broad Green Pictures, whose passion and commitment to excellence will ensure this extraordinary real-life thriller reaches and excites the broadest of U.S. audiences.”
The deal was brokered on behalf of the filmmakers by WME, while Dylan Wiley, President of Specialty Releasing and Chris Tricarico, EVP Business Affairs handled for Broad Green. The Infiltrator is produced by Good Films’ Miriam Segal, with Bank Leumi, Good Films and LipSync co-financing.