One of the qualities that made Bryan Cranston’s star-making performance in Breaking Bad so compelling was that you were never quite sure how bad he was breaking. Had Walter White really become Heinsenberg, the ruthless, meth-making kingpin, or was it all an act? Cranston treads similar territory this summer in The Infiltrator, a true story about a U.S. Customs agent who goes deep undercover to unveil the secrets of the world’s most powerful drug cartels, but gets in way over his head, naturally. Directed by The Lincoln Lawyer’s Brad Furman, the drama also stars John Leguizamo, Diane Kruger, Amy Ryan, Benjamin Bratt, and Preacher’s Joseph Gilgun.
The Infiltrator opens in theaters everywhere on July 13, but The A.V. Club and Broad Green Pictures have an opportunity for you to see it for free on Monday, July 11. For your chance to win a pair of passes to the advance screening, simply enter your information here. Remember: Advance screenings are often intentionally overbooked, so be sure to arrive early if you want to secure a seat. An official plot synopsis and trailer for the film can be found below:
Based on the true story of a fearless operative, The Infiltrator is a heart-stopping account of one of history’s largest and most elaborate stings, which reeled in key players all the way to Pablo Escobar. Set amidst the lavish excess of the 1980s, The Infiltrator tells the story of undercover U.S. Customs agent Robert Mazur (Cranston) 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. Their arrests would lead to the collapse of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International, and shake the underground economy to its core.