Opening this weekend is director Michael Cuesta’s (Homeland, Dexter) dramatic thriller Kill the Messenger. Based on the true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Gary Webb (Jeremy Renner), whose life was ruined when he linked the CIA to a scheme to arm Contra rebels in Nicaragua and import cocaine into California. His investigation not only threatened to ruin his career, but also his life and the life of his family. The film also stars Rosemarie DeWitt, Ray Liotta, Barry Pepper, Michael Sheen, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Oliver Platt, Andy Garcia, Tim Blake Nelson, Robert Patrick, Michael Kenneth Williams, and Paz Vega. For more on Kill the Messenger (which I thought was really well done), watch the trailer.
At the Los Angeles press day I landed a video interview with Jeremy Renner. He talked about why he wanted to make the movie, balancing fact and fiction, if he’s a fan of extended cuts, what it was like working with Louis C.K. on Louie, and more. Hit the jump to watch.
- Talks about why he wanted to make the movie.
- Balancing fact and fiction.
- Is he a fan of extended cuts?
- Talks about working with Louis C.K. on Louie