WE are getting reports of a major feature film unit working at the Effingham Park Hotel this week.
The crew signs say “INF” – possibly The Infiltrator – a true story of a US Customs official, who uncovers a money laundering scheme involving Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.
It stars Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad and Malcolm in the Middle) who is reportedly on set tomorrow.
We phoned the hotel for more details but although one member of staff confirmed the film unit was on site, the manager remained coy when questioned and hung up.
However the production company’s own site confirms that filming is indeed taking place in England this month.
It says of the film directed by Brad Furman, and starring Bryan Cranston, Diana Kruger, John Leguizamo, Benjamin Bratt, Elenda Anaya, Olympia Dukakis, Juliet Aubrey and Amy Ryan:
Amidst the lavish excess of the 1980s, Robert Musella 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.
However, Robert Musella was in fact the undercover persona of Special Agent Robert Mazur: a US customs official who went further than any before him.
Laying his life on the line, he infiltrated the globe’s largest cartels and discovered just how deep into society their influence extended. Welcomed into an inner-circle of violence and corruption Mazur found himself in the tight embrace of those he had promised to take down.
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.