Bryan Cranston’s newest movie ‘The Infiltrator’ is now in theaters, and HollywoodLife.com spoke EXCLUSIVELY to the film’s director and star John Leguizamo about the biggest challenges during filming, Bryan playing an American hero and more!
The Infiltrator tells the real-life story of Robert Mazur, played by Bryan, who goes undercover to infiltrate the money laundering scheme of the notorious drug kingpin Pablo Escobar. Robert goes undercover as Bob Musella and brings John Leguizamo and Diane Kruger into the mix.
HollywoodLife.com talked to The Infiltrator’s director, Brad Furman, and he said that he “always had Bryan in mind” for the role of Bob. He also noted that working with him was a “dream.” Brad also spilled on what inspired him to make the true crime movie.
“I wanted to get back to the basics of who I thought I was a filmmaker and even though I have very personal stories I wanted to tell, this was a story in a commercial sense that I thought would impact and move people that I could really tell well,” he told us as the movie’s premiere in NYC on July 11. “I thought it would be a real honor to take Bob as an American hero and bring it to real life.”
John, who plays Emir, also talked with us about the biggest challenges to filming this gritty story. “I think it was the action sequences that were really, really scary,” he said. “To make things very realistic, you have to put yourself in great harm. Like, when I did John Wick, I saw Keanu [Reeves] actually doing his own stunts, and I’m going, ‘Aw, that’s gotta hurt.’ So I did the same thing. I tried to be John Wick. I tried to be Keanu. It hurt.”
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