Published On: Sat, May 31st, 2014

Jeremy Renner in first trailer for ‘Kill the Messenger’

Jeremy Renner Kill the MEssenger photoDirector Michael Cuesta and star Jeremy Renner team-up in Kill the Messenger and fans get their first look in the new trailer debuting this weekend.

The film centers on Gary Renner, played by the Bourne Legacy star, who is the news reporter who linked the CIA to a scheme to arm Contra rebels in Nicaragua and import cocaine into California in a 1996 series called “Dark Alliance”.

Parkland writer Peter Landesman adapted the Dark Alliance novel. Renner stars alongside Barry Pepper, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Paz Vega, Michael Sheen, Robert Patrick, Tim Blake Nelson and Ray Liotta.

Cuesta is back in the director’s chair for his first feature film since Roadie back in 2012. Cuesta filmed several episodes of Dexter, Homeland and Blue Bloods (amongst others)

Check out the full synopsis below.

Kill the Messenger opens in theaters October 10, 2014.

Full 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.

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