After playing Walter White for five seasons on Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston is leaving behind his drug kingpin days for a new role… as a DEA agent.
The new trailer for director Brad Furman’s The Infiltrator, written by Ellen Brown Furman, follows Cranston as real-life federal agent Robert Mazur, who went undercover in South Florida in the 1980s to try to bust Pablo Escobar’s notorious drug trafficking ring. His dangerous undercover operation finds him teaming up with two other agents (John Leguizamo and Diane Kruger) in an attempt to get close to Escobar’s lieutenant Roberto Alcaino (Benjamin Bratt) — and to take down Escobar’s entire criminal network.
“Mazur had this belief that the way to bring down the drug cartels was not by chasing the drugs,” Furman previously told EW, “but instead by chasing the money. So he literally went undercover as a money launderer and pulled this string that blew open a gaping, volcanic hole. And that hole went as deep as Pablo Escobar.”
The Infiltrator opens July 13. See the trailer above.