The Silver Bullet ~ Kill the Messenger

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Synopsis: Based on the true story of journalist Gary Webb, a reporter becomes the target of a vicious smear campaign after he exposes the CIA’s role in arming Contra rebels in Nicaragua and importing cocaine into California.

Release Date:  October 10, 2014

Thoughts: Though it reeks of Jeremy Renner continuing his neverending quest for Oscar glory, there’s little doubt that the real life story serving as the basis for Kill the Messenger has potential to be a pivotal moment in his career.  Look, we all know that Renner (The Bourne Legacy, American Hustle) can act with the best of them…but I feel the actor is taking himself a bit too seriously at this point.  Working with director Michael Cuesta to bring journalist Gary Webb’s life to the big screen, Renner makes a good impression in this first trailer…though it does feel like we’ve seen this exact same story told several times each decade .

One comment on “The Silver Bullet ~ Kill the Messenger

  1. Blake says:

    I’m not sure how Renner is taking himself “too seriously.” It’s the first time he’s been the lead in a drama since the Hurt Locker and to me it looks like he’s doing it right–he is very overdue for a role like this. The trailer seemed a bit action packed, but I know that the script was very character-centered. If they did the movie like the books it was based on, then the film should be distinct in the genre (aka not familiar), both tonally and plot wise.

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