Comic-Con 2014

Jeremy Renner Set for 'Kill the Messenger'

Michael Cuesta's true story drama follows a San Jose Mercury News reporter who commits suicide after being the target of a smear campaign.
Jeremy Renner set to star in Kill the Messenger
Jeremy Renner set to star in Kill the Messenger
Jeremy Renner has boarded Michael Cuesta's drama Kill the Messenger.

The film tells the true story of San Jose Mercury News reporter Gary Webb, who committed suicide after being the target of a smear campaign after uncovering a scheme the CIA was running to import cocaine into the U.S.

Peter Landesman penned the script from two books titled Dark Alliance: The CIA, The Contras, And The Crack Cocaine Explosion and Kill The Messenger: How The CIA's Crack-Cocaine Controversy Destroyed Journalist Gary Webb.

Michael Cuesta is directing the project with Scott Stuber attached to produce. No production schedule has been released.


Sources: Deadline

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Comments (3)

  1. thedude-abides

    Aside from Abscam, I'm not a fan of anything he's done or signed on to do since The Town.

    1 year agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  2. skywise

    Sounds like something to keep an eye on.

    1 year agoby @skywiseFlag

  3. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    But, but...he's just the messenger! What he ever do to you Renner? :(

    1 year agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag