Given what’s going on in the world today with journalists and transparency, Kill the Messenger is a movie that is quite timely. In these five brand-new high-resolution stills from the film, we see Jeremy Renner (Avengers: Age of Ultron, American Hustle) firmly in his element portraying Gary Webb, the man who discovered that the country’s crack “epidemic” may not have been without a little push from the government.
I can’t wait to see it. I know Renner’s going to kill it.
Release Date: October 10th, 2014 Rating: R Director: Michael Cuesta (“Homeland”) Writers: Peter Landesman, based upon the books Dark Alliance, by Gary Webb, and Kill the Messenger, by Nick Schou
Cast: Jeremy Renner, Rosemarie DeWitt, Ray Liotta, Tim Blake Nelson, Barry Pepper, Oliver Platt, Michael Sheen, Paz Vega, Michael Kenneth Williams, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Andy Garcia
Two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner (“The Bourne Legacy”) leads an all-star cast in a dramatic thriller based on the remarkable true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb. Webb stumbles onto a story which leads to the shady origins of the men who started the crack epidemic on the nation’s streets…and further alleges that the CIA was aware of major dealers who were smuggling cocaine into the U.S., and using the profits to arm rebels fighting in Nicaragua. Despite warnings from drug kingpins and CIA operatives to stop his investigation, Webb keeps digging to uncover a conspiracy with explosive implications. His journey takes him from the prisons of California to the villages of Nicaragua to the highest corridors of power in Washington, D.C. – and draws the kind of attention that threatens not just his career, but his family and his life.