Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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Tampa Theatre rolls out the red carpet for Wednesday's screening of 'The Infiltrator'

Tampa Theatre goes Hollywood on Wednesday night at a red carpet screening of The Infiltrator, a true-life crime drama starring Emmy and Tony winner Bryan Cranston.

Cranston, co-star Benjamin Bratt and director Brad Furman were scheduled to attend the 7:30 p.m. screening, which is not open to the public. The Infiltrator opens in theaters nationwide July 13.

October 2014: Q&A with Robert Mazur, author behind Bryan Cranston's 'Infiltrator' movie

Cranston portrays Tampa resident Robert Mazur, a former undercover agent for U.S. Customs and the Drug Enforcement Agency. Based on his memoirs, The Infiltrator focuses on Mazur's biggest case, working inside Pablo Escobar's Medellin drug cartel.

The Infiltrator filmed for three weeks around Tampa Bay in 2015, at locations including Derby Lane in St. Petersburg, Ybor City, Tampa's shipyard district and the Loews Don CeSar Hotel in St. Pete Beach.

Carrying a reported $47.5 million budget, The Infiltrator received $250,000 from the Hillsborough County Commission to attract the production, after Florida's incentives program ran out of money.

Follow Steve Persall Wednesday night on Twitter (@StevePersall) for red carpet updates and first impressions of The Infiltrator.

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Tuesday’s sports on TV/radio

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