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.
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