Kill The Messenger lines up impressive cast behind Jeremy Renner

Kill The Messenger lines up impressive cast behind Jeremy Renner

Back in Feburary, Jeremy Renner signed up to headline director Michael Cuesta's Kill The Messenger, a biopic of San Jose Mercury-News reporter Gary Webb and his exposing of the CIA cocaine dealing operation that funded the Contras in Nicaragua during the 1980s. After running the story, Webb was targeted by a CIA smear campaign.

The film has become especially timely since then, given Edward Snowden's exposure of NSA spying programs. And since Renner signed up, the movie has also acquired a sprawling cast to support him, including Andy Garcia, Tim Blake Nelson, Robert Patrick, Oliver Platt, Michael Sheen, Paz Vega, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rosemarie DeWitt, and Michael Kenneth Williams. As a result, no more movies will be filmed this year, as all of the actors in Hollywood are taken.

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