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Oscar nominee and four-time Emmy Award winner Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”) plays an undercover Federal agent who infiltrates the globe’s most powerful cartels and takes down the largest drug and money laundering operation in U.S. history in The Infiltrator. Directed by Brad Furman (The Lincoln Lawyer, The Take), the screenplay is written by Ellen Brown Furman, based on the memoir by Robert Mazur and also stars Diane Kruger (Inglourious Basterds), Emmy Award winner John Leguizamo (“Freak,” Chef), Benjamin Bratt (Traffic, “Law & Order”), Yul Vazquez (Captain Phillips), Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis (Best Supporting Actress, Moonstruck, 1987), Elena Anaya (The Skin I Live In), Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter franchise) and Oscar nominee Amy Ryan (Best Supporting Actress, Gone Baby Gone, 2007).
The Infiltrator will be released on Digital HD, VOD, Blu-ray & DVD on October 11. Special features on the Blu-ray, DVD and iTunes Extras include Audio Commentary with Director Brad Furman and Bryan Cranston, »
- Tom Stockman
Brad Furman is a competitor. The director of films like the unexpected smash hit “The Lincoln Lawyer” (and, later, the Ben Affleck- and Justin Timberlake-starring disappointment “Runner Runner”) can’t quite pinpoint the source of that motivation — but it’s what’s driven his career since he made his first film, “The Take,” for less than a million dollars way back in 2007.
“I personally feel when somebody tells me I can’t do something, or I’m afraid of something, that’s typically when I dive in,” Furman recently told IndieWire.
The challenges that have pushed Furman haven’t exactly been unique – he’s one of any number of rising directors, mostly male, propelled to big studio features on the strength of one or two smash indie hits – but they have inspired him to do something pretty bold: Return to his indie roots to get films done the »
- Kate Erbland
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