Jeremy Renner as journalist Gary Webb in Kill the Messenger.
Jeremy Renner as journalist Gary Webb in Kill the Messenger.
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Kill the Messenger, Film Based on Nick Schou's Book, Has Official Fall Release Per Publicist

As is written in Deuteronomy 35:11, "Do not believe anything until thou see it in a press release." And so, we direct thou to the next paragraph after the jump to prove beyond a shadow of a Doubting Thomas that a movie based on a certain Weekling's book has a release date ...

Kill The Messenger, Long-Anticipated Gary Webb Film, Now Filming!

Kill the Messenger
Release Date: October 10, 2014
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Lee Ginsberg / Chris Regan / Karina Vladimirov

Starring: Jeremy Renner, Rosemarie DeWitt, Ray Liotta, Tim Blake Nelson, Barry Pepper, Oliver Platt, Michael Sheen, Paz Vega, Michael Kenneth Williams, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Andy Garcia

Directed by: Michael Cuesta

Screenplay by: Peter Landesman,

Based upon the books Dark Alliance by Gary Webb, and Kill the Messenger by Nick Schou

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.

This came to us in a rundown of upcoming film projects for fall 2014 that are represented by the Los Angeles-based publicity firm Ginsberg / Libby, whose other looming titles include The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, Kevin Smith's Tusk and Rosewater, which marks the directing and screenwriting debut of The Daily Show's Jon Stewart.

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