Why Jeremy Renner's Kill the Messenger Role Is Like Rock Music

October 7, 2014 10:17 PM

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Jeremy Renner co-produced and stars in Kill the Messenger, based on the story of real-life investigative reporter Gary Webb, whose articles exposed the "dark alliance" between the CIA, sales of cocaine and crack in the United States, and financing the Contras in Nicaragua.

In an interview, Renner and director Michael Cuesta spoke about bringing Webb's story to the screen. Renner explained what he most admired about Webb, and how he found a key to the character in the similarity between reporters and actors in seeking the truth in a story.

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