The trailer for the upcoming film, Kill the Messenger has been released. Based on a true story, the film focuses on the government’s role in the crack cocaine epidemic of the 1980s.
Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Gary Webb stumbles onto a story which leads to the shady origins of the men who started the crack epidemic on the nation’s streets – while further alleging 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.
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 Webb.
Directed by Michael Cuesta (Homeland), the cast includes 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.
Kill The Messenger opens in theaters on October 10, 2014.
Check out the trailer below: