Producers are currently seeking crew members to work on the upcoming feature film, “Kill The Messenger”.
Kill the Messenger Movie details:
The film is about journalist Gary Webb and how his mostly accurate investigative report on how the CIA helped introduce crack to California got the journalist smeared and fired. He eventually committed suicide.
This is a project that has been in the works for several years, and most recently it had been at Universal with Stuber. If the CIA mostly wears a white hat in Zero Dark Thirty for its dogged efforts to track and kill Osama bin Laden, the agency wears a decidedly black lid here.
Kill The Messenger is based on the true story of Gary Webb, a San Jose Mercury News reporter who committed suicide after being the target of a smear campaign when he linked the CIA to a scheme to arm Contra rebels in Nicaragua and import cocaine into California.
Landesman (who is right now making his directorial debut on the JFK assassination pic Parkland) put the script together with source material from two books: Dark Alliance: The CIA, The Contras, And The Crack Cocaine Explosion, by Webb, and Nick Schous Kill The Messenger: How The CIAs Crack-Cocaine Controversy Destroyed Journalist Gary Webb.
Deadline points out that, after he published his 1996 three-part series Dark Alliance, and implied that the CIA was a catalyst for the crack cocaine scourge in California, Webb was excoriated by colleagues in the press. The film will posit that Webb was mostly right, and that the CIA sought to smear him to conceal a scandal. The agency, in essence, concealed a deal with the devil that it made for what was believed at the time to be for the greater good. As a result of the smear campaign, Webb was destroyed; what should have been a careermaking expose turned out to be a career–ending debacle. Webb was jobless and in a spiral of depression when he ended his life in 2004 (Deadline).
Crew Call for Kill the Messenger
CREW CALL: feature film “Kill The Messenger” is seeking crew including Sound, Grip, Electric, Accounting, Transportation, Camera, Scripty, Hair, Make-Up and Catering. Email your resume to [email protected]
Source: Georgia Film