Official trailer and poster for Kill the Messenger

Focus Features’ has revealed the gripping official trailer for the upcoming film Kill the Messenger. Two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner (The Bourne Legacy) leads an all-star cast in the dramatic thriller based on the remarkable true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb.

In Kill the Messenger, Webb stumbles onto a story leading to the shady origins of the men who started the crack epidemic on the nation’s streets. The journalist further alleges that the CIA was aware of major dealers smuggling cocaine into the United States and using the profits to arm rebels fighting in Nicaragua. Despite warnings from drug kingpins and CIA operatives to stop his investigation, Webb keeps digging to uncover a conspiracy with explosive implications. His journey takes him from the prisons of California to the villages of Nicaragua to the highest corridors of power in Washington, D.C. – drawing the kind of attention that threatens not just his career, but his family and his life.

Check out the trailer and poster for Kill the Messenger, below.