By Teresa Jue
Updated October 08, 2014 at 05:20 PM EDT
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Bryan Cranston will be starring in the thriller The Infiltrator, based on the autobiography of the same name by Robert Mazur, EW has confirmed.

Cranston will play Mazur, a customs and excise agent who goes undercover as Bob Musella, assuming the life of a hot-shot money launderer in order to trap Colombia’s most corrupt bankers and mafia members. The film will be produced by U.K.’s Good Films and sister label, George Films, and will directed by Lincoln Lawyer director Brad Furman. Ellen Brown Furman will adapt the work for the screen.

“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. 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,” said Miriam Segal, founder of Good Films, in a statement.

Filming will take place in London, Paris, and Florida, and is set to begin production in January 2015.