KILL THE MESSENGER is an upcoming crime drama mystery thriller film directed by acclaimed television director Michael Cuesta (Six Feet Under, Dexter, Blue Bloods, Homeland) and written by Peter Landesman. It is based on the remarkable true story (book title: Dark Alliance) of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webbn as well as the book of the same name by Nick Schou. Two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker, The Town, The Bourne Legacy) leads an all-star cast including Rosemarie DeWitt, Ray Liotta, Tim Blake Nelson, Barry Pepper, Oliver Platt, Michael Sheen, Paz Vega, Michael Kenneth Williams, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Andy Garcia.
Gary Webb (Renner) 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.
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