A few months ago we got the first pictures from Kill The Messenger, but it’s taken a while for us to get a trailer. It’s a movie that looks like it’ll allow Renner to show off his acting chops, along with plenty of thriller tension.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘Two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner (“The Bourne Legacy”) leads an all-star cast in 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.’
It’ll be interesting to see how the film ends, as the true story doesn’t have a particularly happy ending.
The movie will be out this autumn, when Renner may well be going after his third Oscar nomination.