Brad Furman grew up in Lafayette Hill and is now a director in Hollywood. His biggest film thus far is The Lincoln Lawyer with Matthew McConaughey. His latest film, The Infiltrator, was created through a unique working relationship for Hollywood. His mother served as the screenwriter. From Philly.com:
Ellen Brown Furman was a Temple-made lawyer who wanted to be a writer, and now she’s the screenwriter of The Infiltrator. It’s her first produced screenplay. It stars Bryan Cranston, Diane Kruger, and John Leguizamo, and it’s based on the true story of undercover federal agent Robert Mazur’s work in the 1980s fighting the Colombian drug cartels.
Brad Furman directed. As far as anybody can remember, it’s the first time a mother has written a major motion picture screenplay for her son.
The Infiltrator is playing at the Regal Plymouth Meeting on Ridge Pike. Below is the trailer: