Bryan Cranston to Star in Thriller ‘The Infiltrator’

Bryan Cranston Star Thriller ‘The Infiltrator’

WME handling U.S. sales, Relativity Intl. looks after international

Bryan Cranston is attached to star in the first of Good Films’ slate of seven projects, “The Infiltrator.” Brad Furman (“The Lincoln Lawyer”) will direct.

Produced by Good Films’ founder, Miriam Segal, principal photography is scheduled to begin January 2015 on location in London, Paris and Florida. Relativity Intl. will present the project to distributors at the American Film Market.

Adapted for the screen by Ellen Brown Furman, “The Infiltrator” is an investigative-thriller based on author Robert Mazur’s autobiography of the same name. Cranston will play customs and excise agent Robert Mazur, and his undercover alias, Bob Musella. Cranston’s involvement in the film stems from a relationship that he developed with the director while shooting “The Lincoln Lawyer.”

Segal said the film “demands a dynamic and complex leading man.” Camela Galano, president, Relativity Intl. added the pic will deliver “edge-of-your-seat thrills.”

Martin Rushton-Turner, co-founder with Segal and senior financier of Good Films, said the slate of seven films, all developed by George Films, would fulfill what Good Films set out to do, which is to make “intelligent, quirky and original films with integrity.”

The company aims to bring “universally compelling stories to international audiences,” it said in a statement, adding, “Good Films is a discerning production house with a unique, smart and transparent business model.”

Its slate of films, which have budgets ranging from $12 million-$40 million, include best-selling author James Patterson (“Alex Cross”) and Liza Marklund’s “The Postcard Killings,” with Everado Gout (“Days Of Grace”) attached to direct. It is about to go into production.

Projects in development include playwright Tena Stivicic’s “Invisible”; author and journalist Peter Godwin’s “When a Crocodile Eats the Sun”; author Siri Hustvedt’s “What I Loved”; Rolling Stone reporter Randall Sullivan’s investigative book “Labyrinth”; and Ellen Brown Furman’s “52 Windows.”

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  1. Cher says:

    Hopefully they will integrate the Customs Inspectors role in stopping, questioning, making seizures and arrests and turning evidence over to the Customs Special Agents. The dynamics of working closely together played an important role. The Inspectors used computers to gather facts while processing passengers and cargo; CET, Contraband Enforcement Team; PAU, Passenger Analysis Team. Inspectors called the Customs Special Agents and turned everything over to them, which enabled them to oftentimes develop a web of associations and interdictions. U.S. Customs was always said to be “a family” and an elite agency. Also the 2nd revenue producing agency, next to the IRS. We were the first “line of defense”.

    • Rick says:

      Let’s clarify some things here. Customs Inspectors had no arrest authority. They made detentions. The carriage of firearms by the Inspectors was up to the discretion of the Port Director.The CPO’s (Customs Patrol Officers) at the time had full arrest authority and worked in and outside of the POE’s (Port of Entries). Of course they were dissolved with no official reason why. The Inspectors were an integral at the POE’s as their counterparts the II’s (Immigration Inspectors). As a Customs Officer in South Florida, I performed many of the duties of the SA’s (Special Agents), but the recognition and rewards always went to them. The Intel Analysts were critical to these cases and much of what they did was with rudimentary databases.There was as much infighting within the agency as outside (Inspections vs. enforcement). These were unusual times and there were good guys that were bad and some bad guys that tried to be good. I was also a PA (Border Patrol Agent) on the Southern Border and that is a topical area not even touched upon yet during these times.

  2. Jim says:

    Better be good

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