Broad Green Pictures has acquired U.S. rights to Brad Furman’s adaption of The Infiltrator, starring Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad,) and Diane Kruger (Inglourious Basterds). Deal is believed to be $4 million with a commitment for a wide theatrical release. WME Global sold it off a promo at Cannes. In the Ellen Brown Furman-scripted drama, Cranston plays a U.S. Customs official uncovers a money laundering scheme involving Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. Miriam Segal and Don Sikorski are producing. Promo screened last Thursday and Relativity International is selling offshore. Plan is to release the film in 2016 after Cranston stars in Trumbo. Bank Leumi, Good Films and LipSync co-financed.
Broad Green has shown ambitious and upmarket tastes in recent months, taking a stake in the highly regarded David Garrett’s sales and finance banner Mister Smith and inking a multi-picture deal with Terrence Malick.
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