Good Films announced today that principal photography on Ellen Brown Furman's adaptation of The Infiltrator is underway in London, before production moves to Florida at the end of April. With director Brad Furman (The Lincoln Lawyer) at the helm, the cast includes Emmy, Golden Globe and Tony-Award-winning actor Bryan Cranston, Diane Kruger, John Leguizamo, Benjamin Bratt, Elena Anaya (THE SKIN I LIVE IN), Olympia Dukakis, Juliet Aubrey and Academy Award and Tony Award nominated Amy Ryan.
Set amidst the lavish excess of the 1980s, The Infiltrator tells the story of Robert Mazur AKA Robert Musella, who became a pivotal player for drug lords cleaning their dirty cash. He traded on mob connections to become the confidant to scores of the international underworld, and the bankers who enabled them. Laying his life on the line, he infiltrated the globe's largest cartels and discovered just how deep into society their influence extended. Based on the true story of a fearless undercover agent, The Infiltrator is a heart-stopping account of one of history's most elaborate stings. The operation reeled in key players in a chain stretching all the way to Escobar. Their arrests would lead to the collapse of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International, and shake the black economy to its core.Read More
The film is based on the true story of Robert Mazur (Bryan Cranston), a federal customs and excise agent who lived the high life of Colombia's most powerful cartels while using his undercover alias Bob Musella, all the while recording damning evidence that culminated in a major takedown at a staged wedding. His target under Operation C-Chase was bankers who manipulated complex international finance systems in order to launder money for drug lords like Pablo Escobar, and ultimately proved critical in the conviction of General Manuel Noriega.
Brad Furman (The Lincoln Lawyer, Runner, Runner) is set to direct from an adapted screenplay by Ellen Brown Furman. Good Films' Miriam Segal is producing, with principal photography slated to begin in the very near future. Production is scheduled to take place in London, Paris and Florida.Read More
Oscar winner Penélope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) and Diane Kruger (Inglorious Basterds, National Treasure) are in final negotiations to star in the romance feature film This Man, This Woman, to be directed by Isabel Coixet whose new film Nobody Wants the Night opens the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival, it was announced today by Fortitude International co-founders, Nadine DeBarros and Robert Ogden Barnum, and producer Mike Lobell (The Freshman, Striptease).
Fortitude International is financing the film and will handle foreign sales on the project being introduced to buyers at the European Film Market in Berlin next month. De Barros and Barnum serve as executive producers. Lobell is producing the film. The romance is written by Oscar winner Frederic Raphael (Eyes Wide Shut, Darling, Two for the Road). CAA is representing domestic rights.Read More
Are you a little sad that the Twilight franchise is finished? Fret not, because Open Road Films is bringing us an adaptation of author Stephenie Meyer's post-Twilight novel, The Host. This tale follows Melanie Stryder (Saoirse Ronan), one of the last humans on Earth who hasn't been infiltrated by an alien race known as Souls, who can control the mind and body of their human host. The studio has unveiled three new posters from this adaptation, featuring Saoirse Ronan, Diane Kruger, Jake Abel, and Max Irons.
The Host was released March 29th, 2013.Read More
Diane Kruger (Inglourious Basterds, The Host, The Green Blade Rises, Farewell, My Queen) and Anton Yelchin (Fright Night, Star Trek, Like Crazy) are attached to star in the romantic comedy 5 to 7, written and to be directed by Victor Levin (AMC's Mad Men), it was announced today by producers Bonnie Curtis and Julie Lynn of Mockingbird Pictures and The Solution Entertainment Group's ("The Solution") co-founders and partners, Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel.
Wilson and Nestel are on board as co-executive producers of the film with the company also handling international distribution rights. The Solution will introduce the project to buyers at the upcoming American Film Market.Read More
Actress Diane Kruger has signed on to star in The Host for Summit Entertainment and director Andrew Niccol.
The project is based on Stephenie Meyer's novel of the same name, which centers on parasitic alien creatures called Souls who can take over a human body. Saoirse Ronan stars as a young soldier who is taken over by a Soul dubbed The Wanderer, although the soldier puts up a fight, refusing to let go of her identity. The Wanderer becomes obsessed with the soldiers memories, and sets out to find her boyfriend and lost brother. Diane Kruger will portray The Seeker, who tracks down The Wanderer.Read More
Universal Pictures is readying the sci-fi drama Horizons, which currently has Tom Cruise and Jessica Chastain attached to star. There is one more female lead role open, and actresses Kate Beckinsale, Hayley Atwell, and Diane Kruger are vying for the part.
The actresses will all read for the role in Pittsburgh this weekend, where Tom Cruise is shooting One Shot. The role in question is a female pilot who crash lands on Earth, which is now only inhabited by drones after the planet became too toxic for humans. Tom Cruise plays one of the last men on Earth, a drone mechanic who discovers the wreckage and goes on a journey of discovery with the woman.Read More