Jeremy Renner in Talks for Kill the Messenger Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 01.31.2013
Renner could play journalist Gary Webb...
Deadline reports that Jeremy Renner is in talks to play the lead in the movie Kill the Messenger based on a true story.
The story is about the journalist Gary Webb. Webb was a San Jose Mercury news reported who killed himself after he was the target of a smear campaign when he was linked to a CIA scheme to arm Contra rebels in Nicaragua to import cocaine in California.
The script was written by Peter Landesman based on the books Dark Alliance: The CIA, the Contras, and the Crack Cocaine Explosion by Webb, and Nick Schou's Kill the Messenger: How the CIA's Crack-Cocaine Controversy Destroyed Journalist Gary Webb
Michael Cuesta attached to direct Scott Stuber producing.