Kill The Messenger
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Director Michael CuestaYear 2014Genre(s) Action, Adventure
Kill the Messenger follows the real life story of Journalist Gary Webb (Jeremy Renner), as he stumbles upon the story of a lifetime. When Webb hears that the US government was aware of the exportation of drugs to America, he begins following up the story. This, in turn, leads him to uncover a conspiracy where the CIA imported vast amounts of cocaine to sell in the US in order to raise money for the Nicaraguan Contras rebel army. Webb is then faced with the option to leave the story alone, or continue his investigation and put his career, family and own life at risk.
The American dramatic thriller comes from Director Michael Cuesta, best known for directing episodes of Dexter, Elementary and Homeland. It also serves as Jeremy Renner's first producer role. It is based on the book 'Kill the Messenger: How the CIA's Crack-Cocaine Controversy Destroyed Journalist Gary Webb' and 'Dark Alliance: The CIA, the Contras, and the Crack Cocaine Explosion' - both of which contained articles written by Webb. The film stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Michael Sheen, Ray Liotta, Robert Patrick, Andy Garcia and Michael K. Williams. It is set to be released on the 10th October, 2014.
Starring: Jeremy Renner, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Michael Sheen, Ray Liotta, Robert Patrick, Andy Garcia, Michael K. Williams, Paz Vega, Rosemarie DeWitt, Barry Pepper, Oliver Platt, Tim Blake Nelson, Richard Schiff, Susan Walters, Rhoda Griffis, Lucas Hedges, Yul Vazquez, Jena Sims, Joshua Close, Brett Rice, Catherine Dyer, Matthew Lintz, E. Roger Mitchell, Steve Coulter