Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Future Of Film
The 100 Greatest Video Games
The Making Of The West Wing
Subscribe To Empire Today
Save money and get 12 issues for only £25
Go Think Big
Helping young people achieve their career dreams
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Disney Sets Sail With Moana
A new animated adventure due in 2016
First Images From Judge Dredd: Superfiend
Producer Adi Shankar's unofficial Dredd follow-up
Jason Momoa Opens Up About Aquaman
Now his casting is finally official...
Exclusive: Daniel Radcliffe On Frankenstein
'At its heart, it’s an adventure movie'
David Ayer Talks DC’s Suicide Squad
‘It’s a Dirty Dozen with supervillains’
My Little Pony Brand Headed To The Big Screen
Friendship is movie magic?
London Film Festival 2014: Fury Gala
The LFF closes with several bangs
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
02 October 2014
Simon McBurney Recruited For Mission: Impossible 5
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spying again?
Jeremy Renner Talks Matt Damon And Bourne
'I love the idea of Greengrass and Damon'
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Avengers: Age Of Ultron
24 April 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
American Hustle (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Parkland (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The Bourne Legacy (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Jeremy Renner Says Kill The Messenger
He'll produce & star in the journo drama

31 January 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

submit to reddit

Since setting up his production company The Combine, Jeremy Renner has been finding project after project he can develop to star in or hand off to others. One new film he’s definitely interested in is real-life journalism drama Kill The Messenger.

Michael Cuesta is directing the film, working from Peter Landesman’s script, which is based on the tragic true story of investigative reporter Gary Webb.

Working at the San Jose Mercury News, Webb uncovered evidence suggesting the CIA’s involvement in the spread of cocaine in Los Angeles. The stories tied the Agency to a scheme that funded Contra rebels in Nicaragua via the drug trade.

His three-part series, called Dark Alliance, hit newsstands in 1996, which led to a long, vicious smear campaign and Webb’s suicide in 2004.

The film’s rights will be sold at the Berlinale, which kicks off this Thursday and, assuming everything falls into place, the cameras will be cranking this summer.

Renner will next be seen in Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (out on February 27), and he’s attached to co-star with Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper and Amy Adams in David O. Russell’s next film.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Willis Unveils Die Hard Mural At Fox Lot
Celebrating 25 years of Yippee Ki-yay
David Goyer Enters The Breach
Update: He's now set to direct as well as produce

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Empire Podcast #133: Robert Duvall, Anna Faris And James Marsden Interviews
Plus the team discuss the latest news on the upcoming DC and Marvel movies

Documentaries: What Happened Next
We track down and interview the stars of great non-fiction films

Movie Poster Mashups: Sean Bean Edition
You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll be appalled at the punning...

Your Introductory Guide To That DC Movie Slate
Suicide Squad? Cyborg? Aquaman? We explain who’s who in the DC Universe

Video Interviews: Megan Fox And Will Arnett Talk Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Plus the director and producers on the tone of their new turtle flick

Captain America 3, Iron Man And Civil War: Where Next For The Marvel Cinematic Universe?
What to make of today's Marvel news

Interactive Gallery: Explore Iconic Movie Spacesuits
Explore the fabric of space-time

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)