5 February 2013 2:14 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Things are moving along for Jeremy Renner movie Kill the Messenger. Just a few days after Renner was announced as star and producer, the film has secured a distributor. Focus Features has acquired worldwide rights, EW has confirmed.

The distribution deal keeps Kill the Messenger in the family with parent company Universal Pictures, where the film was originally developed.

Kill the Messenger is based on the true story of journalist Gary Webb, known for uncovering the CIA’s involvement in cocaine trafficking during the during the 1980s as a method of funding the Contra war in Nicaragua.

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