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U.K. production banner Good Films and its sister development and packaging label George Films said on Wednesday that Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, Argo) is attached to star in the thriller The Infiltrator, the first of a slate of seven films planned by the company.
Brad Furman, who worked with Cranston on The Lincoln Lawyer, will direct. Produced by Good Films’ founder, Miriam Segal, principal photography is scheduled to begin in January on location in London, Paris and Florida. WME is handling domestic sales. Relativity International will present the project to distributors at the American Film Market.
Adapted for the screen by Ellen Brown Furman, the film is described as an investigative thriller based on Robert Mazur’s autobiography of the same name. Cranston will play Customs and Excise Agent 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, the company said.
“Brad and I have invested a great deal of time ensuring that the casting on this film is absolutely perfect, and we feel we’ve done just that,” said Segal. “Bryan’s talent is immeasurable, and he continues to demonstrate his versatility and skill as an actor. The Infiltrator is a film that demands a dynamic and complex leading man, and we could not be more excited to have him on board.”
Camela Galano, president, Relativity International, said: “Relativity International is thrilled to build our relationship with Good Films and bring The Infiltrator to audiences worldwide. We are excited to work with the talented filmmakers and star Bryan Cranston on a film that delivers edge-of-your-seat thrills.”
Good Films’ other project going into production is best-selling author James Patterson and Liza Marklund’s The Postcard Killings with Everardo Gout (Days of Grace) attached to direct.
The company’s 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, a film based on Rolling Stone reporter Randall Sullivan’s investigative book Labyrinth, and Ellen Brown Furman’s 52 Windows.
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