Focus Features has debuted, via iTunes Movie Trailers, the trailer for director Michael Cuesta’s thriller, Kill the Messenger, starring 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. Check it out in the player below.
A two-time Academy Award nominee, Renner leads an all-star cast in a dramatic thriller based on the 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 nations 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.
Kill the Messenger hits theaters October 10.