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May 29, 2014

‘Kill the Messenger’ Trailer #1

The United States government has always stressed that “conspiracy theories” are just that, theories.  Despite massive amounts of evidence contradicting their positions, the US has always tried to maintained its pristine perception, created to keep their reputation intact.  But when journalists refuse to give-in-to threats by both the government and other third parties, the true facts are bound to come out.  We’re living in a world dominated by conspiracy theories, but as of late, many of these “theories” have become known fact.  Journalist Glenn Greenwald for example, helped break Edward Snowden’s NSA leaks, and we now have 100 % confirmation that our government is spying on us.  Without these fearless journalists and whistle-blowers, we would have no idea about the facts, and would only know what the corporate media and government want us to know.

Rewind almost thirty-years, and you have pulitzer-prize winning journalist Gary Webb (Jeremy Renner), stumbling on something that had once been considered a “crazy conspiracy theory”, the Iran Contra Affair.  Webb exposed the role of the CIA in aiding and profiting off the distribution of drugs in the country they’re supposed to protect.

Kill the Messenger tells this true story, and at a time when this couldn’t be more relevant, looks like a must watch.  The film is directed by Michael Cuesta (Homeland, Dexter), and is scheduled to hit theaters October 10th.  Stay tuned for more information, as the film looks to be in contention come awards season.

Here’s the official plot synopsis.

a0d8e97072de7f028eb5fc9643715b11“Two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner (“The Bourne Legacy”) leads an all-star cast in a dramatic thriller based on the remarkable true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb. Webb stumbles onto a story which leads to the shady origins of the men who started the crack epidemic on the nation’s streets…and further alleges  that the CIA was aware of major dealers who were smuggling cocaine into the U.S., and using the profits to arm rebels fighting in Nicaragua. Despite warnings from drug kingpins and CIA operatives to stop his investigation, Webb keeps digging to uncover a conspiracy with explosive implications. His journey takes him from the prisons of California to the villages of Nicaragua to the highest corridors of power in Washington, D.C. – and draws the kind of attention that threatens not just his career, but his family and his life”.

Kill the Messenger has an incredable cast which include Jeremy Renner, Rosemarie DeWittRay Liotta, Barry PepperMichael SheenMary Elizabeth WinsteadOliver PlattAndy GarciaTim Blake NelsonRobert PatrickMichael Kenneth Williams, and Paz Vega.

Kill the Messenger opens in theaters October 10, 2014.

 



About the Author

Peter Towe
Peter Towe
A graduate of UMASS Boston, I have successfully put off getting a "real" job, and continue to watch, produce, review, and obsess over movies. I lived in Boston while I completed my degree, and now live in Chicago trying the improv thing.




 
 

 

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