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.”
Directed by “Homeland” helmer Michael Cuesta and starring Jeremy Renner, this is based on a true story, following the journalist Gary Webb, who exposed the CIA’s involvement and knowledge of the smuggling of cocaine into the United States. Webb’s publications soon found him put in the crosshairs of the agency who threatened to ruin his life and career.
It’s powerful stuff, and with a fall release date, a potential Oscar contender. Watch below. “Kill The Messenger” opens on October 10th.