"Some stories are just too true to tell," says one character in this blazing new trailer for Kill The Messenger. This true story centers on reporter Gary Webb, who uncovered a massive CIA-fronted operation that resulted not only in the government-sanctioned shipment of drugs and illegal behavior by drug cartels, but also the protection and safety given to various drug kingpins and satellite criminals. Prepare for controversy!
"Can you keep a national secret?" That's the question posed by the bold poster Focus Features has released to tease the unveiling of their soon-to-hit trailer for Kill The Messenger. You may not recognize him blown out and bearded, but featured here is two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner.
Kill The Messenger is based on an incredible true story. But far from focusing on mafia men, it centers on journalist Gary Webb. The investigative reporter’s career—for better or worse—was defined by a three-part series called “Dark Alliance” that he wrote for the San Jose Mercury News.
Kill The Messenger, the in-development movie based on the true story of journalist Gary Webb, has been in development for quite a long time now. The project was first set up at Unuversal eight years ago by producer Scott Stuber, however, it has wallowed in development hell ever since. But finally the film has gotten some good news that could very well put it on the fast track.