We are still a little over four and a half months away from the release of the upcoming crime drama Kill the Messenger. Two months ago, a release date was finally set for the film. Now, the people over at Focus Features have released a new poster for the film with a promise of a trailer to follow.
Kill the Messenger is based on the real-life story of a reporter named Gary Webb. Webb exposed the role of the CIA in arming Contra rebels and the importing of cocaine into the United States where the profits from said narcotics were funneled back into the Contras.
After the story hit the mainstream media, his career as a reporter was brought to a screeching halt and his name was dragged through the mud so maliciously that he eventually committed suicide.
Here is a look at the new poster for the upcoming real-life crime drama Kill the Messenger.
The film is being directed by Michael Cuesta, who has worked on television series like Homeland and Dexter. The script was written by Peter Landesman, and is based off of a book by Nick Schou and Gary Webb himself.
Kill the Messenger certainly doesn’t lack in the talent department. Avengers: Age of Ultron actor Jeremy Renner has been cast in the role of Gary Webb. The film also stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Michael Sheen, Robert Patrick, Michael K. Williams,Ray Liotta, Andy Garcia, and many more.
Kill the Messenger is scheduled to be released on October 10, 2014.