The first images of the dramatic thriller Kill the Messenger have been released. Check them out below.
Starring Jeremy Renner, the true story has been directed by Michael Cuesta (Homeland, Dexter), and is based on the news reporter Gary Webb whose life was destroyed when he linked the CIA to a scheme to arm Contra rebels in Nicaragua and import cocaine into California. When Webb published his 1996 series “Dark Alliance”, he became the target of a smear campaign by the CIA that had serious repercussions.
The cast includes Rosemarie DeWitt, Ray Liotta, Barry Pepper, Michael Sheen, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Oliver Platt, Andy Garcia, Tim Blake Nelson, Robert Patrick, Michael Kenneth Williams, and Paz Vega.
Peter Landesman (Parkland) wrote the screenplay.
Kill the Messenger is due for release in 2014.
Synopsis (via IMDB):
A reporter becomes the target of a vicious smear campaign that drives him to the point of suicide after he exposes the CIA’s role in arming Contra rebels in Nicaragua and importing cocaine into California. Based on the true story of journalist Gary Webb.