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New Photos: Jeremy Renner In ‘Kill The Messenger,’ Mia Hansen-Løve's ‘Eden’ & More

  • By Edward Davis
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  • August 19, 2014 2:00 PM
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Kill The Messenger
The Toronto International Film Festival made its final announcement this morning and so the fall film festival circuit geography is basically set, other than waiting for the day-of Telluride announcement, which has already been largely telegraphed by the status of TIFF and the New York Film Festival and whatever Fantastic Fest has left to offer, of course.

Watch: First Trailer For 'Kill The Messenger' Asks You To Keep A National Secret

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 29, 2014 1:03 PM
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With Edward Snowden still making headlines, the role of government whistleblowers continues to be debated from coffee shops all the way to the White House. Are these people serving the greater good by exposing secret operations or do they put the country irreparably in harm's way from our enemies? Well, the question will be debated once again with the first trailer for "Kill The Messenger."

Bong Joon-ho's 'Snowpiercer' Finally Set Summer 2014 U.S. Release Date

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 6, 2014 6:01 PM
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Snowpiercer, Tilda Swinton
After months of complaints, concerns and wrangling over which cut would be released, The Weinstein Company has finally settled on date to release the agreed up director’s cut of Bong Joon-Ho's “Snowpiecer.” And just as they said, the caveat is that it will be going in limited release, instead of wide.

First Images From True-Life Dramatic Thriller 'Kill The Messenger' Starring Jeremy Renner

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 4, 2013 11:19 AM
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As "The Fifth Estate" sadly proved last month, journalism movies aren't the easiest sell at the multiplex, even when involving a current hot button issue and headline-grabbing figure at the center of the drama. But a good story can't be ignored and Jeremy Renner and director Michael Cuesta ("Homeland," "Dexter" and "Twelve And Holding" also featuring Renner) have latched onto one in "Kill The Messenger." And even though the movie isn't due until sometime in 2014, the pair are getting out in front and starting to talk about the movie.

Michael K. Williams Gets 'Captive'; Also Has A Role In Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Inherent Vice'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • October 25, 2013 12:10 PM
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While actor Michael K. Williams takes some time off from portraying old timey gangster Chalky White on “Boardwalk Empire,” he's decided to change up his loyalties by playing a lead detective in a new crime thriller based on a true story. Directed by Jerry Jameson, “Captive” sees Williams joining a cast that already includes David Oyelowo, Kate Mara, Leonor Varela and Mimi Rogers.

Patton Oswalt & Bob Oedenkirk Fill The ‘Kitchen Sink,’ Bobby Cannavale Joins 'Annie' & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • August 20, 2013 10:45 AM
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Originally set to be Jonah Hill’s directorial debut, the Black List-approved “Kitchen Sink”—described as “The Breakfast Club” meets “Zombieland” with vampires and an alien invasion thrown in for good measure—has beefed its cast with some solid comedic forces. Deadline is reporting that Patton Oswalt, Bob Odenkirk and Ian Roberts (the Literal Doctor on “Arrested Development” and “Key & Peele” showrunner) have joined the film in unnamed roles, though it’s highly likely that the roles will be teachers or school administrators, given the high school setting of the genre mash-up.

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

  • By Kristen Lopez
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  • July 25, 2013 6:28 PM
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“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 includes “The Wire" badass Michael K. Williams and the recently announced Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead Will 'Kill The Messenger,' Margot Robbie To 'Focus' On Will Smith

  • By Jason Guimaron
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  • July 17, 2013 6:44 PM
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Mary Elizabeth Winstead is joining Jeremy Renner, Rosemarie DeWitt, Michael K. Williams and Paz Vega in Michael Cuesta's "Kill The Messenger." Based on a true story, the film will depict the struggle of investigative journalist Gary Webb, who suffered a smear campaign in the late '90s/early '00s after uncovering how the CIA backed the 1980s Contra rebellion in Nicaragua by allowing the smuggling and distribution of Nicaraguan crack cocaine in California. Gary Webb lost his job after exposing this scheme, fell into depression and eventually committed suicide in 2004. He will be played by Jeremy Renner while Winstead will act as the editor of the San Jose Mercury News, the newspaper where Gary Webb published his contentious articles. The release is set for 2014.

Michael K. Williams Joins 'Kill The Messenger' As "Freeway" Rick Ross, Watch Vintage News Segment About The True Story

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 8, 2013 6:23 PM
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The CIA has done some dirty deeds, but their links to pushing drugs within the United States itself is still something many don't quite believe, but perhaps after "Kill The Messenger," that might all change. With the Jeremy Renner starring film ramping up to go in front of cameras, the case is starting to get rounded out and two more solid names are on board.

Kristen Stewart Gets A Bunk Mate For 'Camp X-Ray,' Paz Vega Will 'Kill The Messenger' & More

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • June 25, 2013 11:51 AM
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A trio of casting announcements today find top-line talent gaining a dose of quality support, from an actor in the midst of breakout roles after films like “Argo” and “Killing Them Softly,” and another who will hopefully soon be following suit.

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