The first trailer for Jeremy Renner's drama thriller Kill the Messenger has been released, and it looks like it's going to be a great movie! The film is based on the true story of a journalist named Gary Webb, who in 1996 asserted the C.I.A was involved in crack cocaine importation to California. It was directed by Michael Cuesta, who has directed TV shows such as Dexter and Homeland. The movie also has an insanely impressive supporting cast that includes Rosemarie DeWitt, Ray Liotta, Tim Blake Nelson, Barry Pepper, Oliver Platt, Michael Sheen, Paz Vega, Michael Kenneth Williams, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Andy Garcia. Here's the synopsis:
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.
The movie opens in theaters on October 10th, 2014.