Jeremy Renner's 'Kill The Messenger' Rounds Out Cast With Barry Pepper, Michael Sheen & More

News
by Kristen Lopez
July 25, 2013 6:28 PM
4 Comments
  • |

Kill the Messenger” is shaping up to possess one of the better ensemble casts for 2014.  The true story of reporter Gary Webb (Jeremy Renner) is fraught with sadness and suicide stemming from Webb’s attempts to connect the CIA to the crack cocaine trade only to become the victim of a smear campaign. The film is being helmed by Michael Cuesta of "Homeland" fame, and already boasts a cast the includesThe Wire" badass Michael K. Williams and the recently announced Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

With production beginning in Atlanta, Georgia, the cast is getting finalized as more actors are being announced.  The latest additions include Andy Garcia, Tim Blake Nelson, Barry Pepper and Michael Sheen in supporting roles, though no word yet on their characters. Fun fact: both Pepper and Sheen were cut from Terrence Malick's "To The Wonder."

Anyway, with all the talent assembled, “Kill the Messenger” looks to be a serious awards contender come 2014, with a riveting story to boot.  

You might also like:
Free Indie Movies and Documentaries    

4 Comments

  • liam | September 28, 2013 5:46 AMReply

    great cast! Love Cuesta !! Nick Schou's book is honest IMO, no villans , no heroes..
    Acc to few interviews I've read, Renner is going to be phenomenal as Webb...
    Really looking forward to this!

  • Lexy | July 26, 2013 3:57 PMReply

    I'm not American and I did not know Gary Webb. I approached this project because of Jeremy Renner.
    I hope the film does not focus so much on the tragic human story of Gary Webb, but try to explore the political implications as well as faults and responsibilities in the world of official information that has contributed so much to demolish Webb's inquiries and career.

    Waiting for the movie, if you have time I would recommend reading this long article by Robert Parry (Originally published Dec. 9, 2011) - The Warning in Gary Webb’s Death
    http://consortiumnews.com/2012/12/09/the-warning-in-gary-webbs-death-2/

  • kenny | July 26, 2013 8:27 AMReply

    love barry pepper, hes one of the most underated actors around

  • sarah | July 25, 2013 7:13 PMReply

    lot of really good actors,will definitly keep an eye on this one

Email Updates