fb.indiewire.com The CIA has done some dirty deeds, but their links to pushing drugs within the United States itself is still something many don't quite believe, but perhaps after "Kill The Messenger," that might all change. With the Jeremy Renner starring film ramping up to go in front of cameras, the case is starting to get rounded out and two more solid names are on board.

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Kill the Messenger Synopsis and Credits

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.

"Kill the Messenger" stars Barry Pepper, Jeremy Renner, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Michael Sheen, Paz Vega, Robert Patrick, and Rosemarie DeWitt.

Directed by Michael Cuesta.
Written by Peter Landesman.
Produced by Jeremy Renner, Naomi Despres, Pamela Abdy, and Scott Stuber.
Production company/distributor: Focus Features.

Release Date: October 10, 2014


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