Plot: What's the story about?
Jeremy Renner stars as Gary Webb, the real-life dedicated reporter for The San Jose Mercury-News. In the 1990s, Webb uncovered the Central Intelligence Agency’s role in importing cocaine into California that was sold to raise money for the Nicaraguan Contras rebel army. Supported by his wife and children, Webb pursued the story and went public with his evidence. When targeted for a vicious smear campaign by the CIA and rival journalists, Webb found himself fighting for his reputation and his family.
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Who stars in Kill the Messenger: Cast List
Jeremy Renner ... Gary Webb
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Who's making Kill the Messenger: Crew List
A look at the Kill the Messenger behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Michael Cuesta last directed American Assassin and Roadie. The film's writer Peter Landesman last wrote Felt: The Man Who Brought Down The White House and Concussion.
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Production: What we know about Kill the Messenger?
- Based on two books, "Dark Alliance: The CIA, the Contras, and the Crack Cocaine Explosion," by Gary Webb, and Nick Schou's "Kill the Messenger: How the CIA's Crack-Cocaine Controversy Destroyed Journalist Gary Webb."
- October 2014: The film was in Completed status.
- April 2014: The film was in Post-Production status.
- July 2013: The film was in Production status.
- February 2013: The film was in Development status.
Production has begun in Atlanta, Georgia.
Producers plan to begin production summer 2013.
Kill the Messenger Release Date: When was the film released?
Kill the Messenger was released in 2014 on Friday, October 10, 2014 (Limited release). There were 10 other movies released on the same date, including Addicted, Dracula Untold and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.
When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?Tuesday, February 10, 2015
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VOD/DigitalWednesday, January 14, 2015
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