[Movies] Rosemarie DeWitt Signs on for Kill the Messenger Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 06.29.2013
Opposite Jeremy Renner...
Deadline reports that Rosemarie DeWitt has signed on to play the female lead in Kill the Messenger, opposite Jeremy Renner.
The film is based on the true story of journalist Gary Webb, a San Jose Mercury News reporter who allegedly committed suicide after he was the target of a smear campaign when he linked the CIA to a scheme to arm Contra rebels in Nicaragua and import cocaine into California. Peter Landesman wrote the screenplay based on two 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 is attached to direct the film with Scott Stuber producing.