Monday 20 November 2017

Tom Vaughan Lawlor stars in new cartel thriller The Infiltrator – but this time his character is on the right side of the law

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Tom Vaughan Lawlor stars in a new drug kingpin film The Infiltrator – but this time the Nidge actor is on the right side of the law.

Vaughan Lawlor stars next to Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston, who is currently promoting the new cartel thriller.

Vaughan plays the role of Cranston’s colleague who helped to bring down Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar's money-laundering organisation in the 1980s.

The film is based on the true story of agent Bob Mazur, who went undercover in Escobar's network and eventually staged one of the biggest drug busts in history.

John Leguizamo plays his loose canon partner Emir Abreu while Diane Kruger plays rookie agent Kathy Ertz who poses as his wife.  Benjamin Bratt, meanwhile, is a cigar smoking bad guy - Escobar's main distributor.

Vaughan Lawlor, best known as gangster Nidge in RTE series Love/Hate, has a supporting role as Tom Cook.

Speaking of his respect for Cranston, he said: "I was a massive fan of Breaking Bad and it was nerve racking meeting him. But he's a very unaffected, very talented, and very kind."

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