The Infiltrator Trailer (2016)

Trailer for The Infiltrator, starring Bryan Cranston, Benjamin Bratt, John Leguizamo and Diane Kruger.

Based on a true story, Federal agent Robert "Bob" Mazur (Bryan Cranston) goes deep undercover to infiltrate Pablo 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 (John Leguizamo) and rookie agent posing as his fiance Kathy Ertz (Diane Kruger), Mazur befriends Escobar's top lieutenant Roberto Alcaino (Benjamin 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.

I guess Cranston isn't proud of something he did while filming The Infiltrator. While interviewing with Stephen Colbert, he was asked whether he thought he'll get into Heaven. The actor's response was, "not after what I did in Tampa." The host failed at digging in to what that possibily coudl have been.

The film is based on The Infiltrator: My Secret Life Inside the Dirty Banks Behind Pablo Escobar's Medellín Cartel, an autobiography by Robert Mazur, the character Bryan Cranston plays in the film.

The Infiltrator Trailer Screencap

Bryan Cranston has gone method. In the past five years the actor has played so many characters based on real people that he has become a pro at it. It is amazing that the actor can look the way he does in this The Infiltrator trailer, while also looking like LBJ in All the Way, shortly after playing Trumbo. So many faces!

What those films lack, however, is crime, thrills and drugs, something Cranston has a ton of experience with thanks to Breaking Bad. In terms of The Infiltrator, the film [slash biopic] looks awesome and a terrific inside look into the many stories coming out of the Medellin Cartel. It's weird, but one of my favorite shots in the whole trailer, pictured above, is that of Cranston looking like a street thug at a bowling alley. He's awesome.

Obviously I'm not the only one impressed with The Infiltrator, as Broad Screen Pictures has set the film's release right in the thick of the 2016 summer box office season. Ballsy, but the crime-genre should definitely help the film carve out a niche.

2 min 4 sec


Posted On
April 20, 2016
Brad Furman

Robert Mazur

Broad Green Pictures

July 15, 2016
Bryan Cranston
John Leguizamo
Diane Kruger
Amy Ryan
Joseph Gilgun
Trailer Tracks
Ted Nugent

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