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Jeremy Renner Set To "Kill the Messenger"

By Garth Franklin Friday February 1st 2013 07:23AM

Jeremy Renner is attached to star in the indie thriller "Kill the Messenger," a part-thriller/part-biopic of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb.

Webb (Renner) committed suicide after being denounced for exposing the CIA's controversial involvement in helping Nicaragua's Contra rebels import cocaine into California in the 1980s.

Michael Cuesta will direct from a script by Peter Landesman. Renner, Scott Stuber and Don Handfield will produce and shooting kicks off this Summer.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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