Kill the Messenger

This is 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.

- Synopsis provided by CinemaSource

Credits

Director:

  • Michael Cuesta

Cast:

  • Jeremy Renner
  • Rosemarie DeWitt
  • Ray Liotta
  • Tim Blake Nelson
  • Barry Pepper
  • Oliver Platt
  • Michael Sheen
  • Paz Vega
  • Michael Kenneth Williams
  • Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Writers:

  • Peter Landesman
  • Nick Schou
  • Gary Webb

Producers:

  • Pamela Abdy
  • Naomi Despres
  • Jeremy Renner
  • Scott Stuber

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