31 January 2013 3:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Jeremy Renner has boarded thriller Kill the Messenger, based on the true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb, who committed suicide after being denounced for exposing the CIA's controversial involvement in helping Nicaragua's Contra rebels import cocaine into California in the 1980s. Michael Cuesta will direct the thriller from a script by Peter Landesman. Renner and Don Handfield will produce via their production company The Combine alongside Scott Stuber. CAA is arranging financing for Kill the Messenger and is partnering with Wme in representing domestic rights. CAA and Wme are planning to bring the project to the upcoming

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