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'Kill the Messenger' Starring Jeremy Renner Movie Trailer is Action Packed [VIDEO]

Watch "Kill the Messenger" starring Jeremy Renner new movie trailer

Focus features has recently released the first trailer for "Kill the Messenger," a thriller starring Jeremy Renner as Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb. "Kill the Messenger" centers on the CIA's Central American cocaine ring and questions the government's treatment of whistleblowers in the United States. "Kill the Messenger" is based off the book "Dark Alliance". Webb investigated Nicaraguans and linked the CIA-backed Contras who had smuggled cocaine into the United States. Their smuggled cocaine was then distributed as crack cocaine in Los Angeles, and profits funneled back to the Contras. This helped fuel the crack cocaine epidemic of the 1980s. According to Gary Webb, the CIA was aware of the cocaine transactions and Webb accused the Reagan administration for protecting inner-city drug dealers from prosecution to raise money. Gary Webb would later become a part of a smear campaign that threatened his kids, his wife, family, and life. "Kill the Messenger" was filmed in Atlanta, Georgia nearly a year ago. It features Michael Sheen, Andy Garcia, Ray Liotta, Barry Pepper, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rosemarie DeWitt, Paz Vega and Oliver Platt. "Kill the Messengers" will hit theaters on Oct. 10. Check out the trailer below: Discuss this story with fellow Project Casting fans on Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @projectcasting.