First Look: ‘Kill the Messenger’ Official Trailer

Focus Features has released the first trailer for Kill the Messenger, the dramatic film based on the incredible story of journalist Gary Webb. Directed by Michael Cuesta, the film is based on the books Dark Alliance by Gary Webb and Kill the Messenger by Nick Schou. The cast included Jeremy Renner, Rosemarie DeWitt, Ray Liotta, Tim Blake Nelson, Barry Pepper, Oliver Platt, Michael Sheen, Paz Vega, Michael Kenneth Williams, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Andy Garcia.

Focus Features has set an October 10, 2014 theatrical release date.

The Plot:

Two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner 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.

Watch the trailer:

-By Rebecca Murray

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