A few months ago we had a little chat
about Kill The Messenger
, so I’m sure you already know all important details about this (true) story, right? Still, what definitely sounds great is that Rosemarie DeWitt
is in final negotiations to play the female lead in the whole thing! Read: DeWitt and (previously announced) Jeremy Renner
together on the big screen – what could possibly go wrong
At this moment we know that Michael Cuesta
is on board to direct the true-story thriller from a script written by Peter Landesman
, which follows:
…real-life, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb, who exposed the CIA’s involvement in Nicaragua’s Contra rebel cocaine imports into California in the ’80s. The CIA attempted to skirt the accusations, and Webb was found shot in the head twice. It was said he committed suicide.
Not hard to guess that Renner is set to play Webb, but unfortunately – still no details about DeWitt’s character (except that she would come on board to play the female lead).
Anyway, Kill The Messenger
begins production this August in Atlanta, so I guess we’ll soon have more updates to share.