Just because this movie doesn’t come out until October doesn’t mean it’s too early to start waiting in line. Kill the Messenger (2014) is based on the true story of Gary Webb, a reporter for the San Jose Mercury News. Webb shot himself in the head, twice, after discovering some unsettling connections between the Contras and the 1980′s crack epidemic. Needless to say, he made a few enemies.
Not only does this movie take on the great lost scandal of the Reagan/Bush years, but it has an all-star cast – Jeremy Renner of Hurt Locker (2008) fame plays the lead, and he’s backed up by the likes of Barry Pepper, Ray Liotta, Andy Garcia, Paz Vega, and (can it really be true?) OMAR from The Wire, Michael K. Williams.
So yes, this is a must see. If it’s only half as good as the trailer, it will still be the movie of the year.