'Kill The Messenger' Movie News: Star Jeremy Renner On The Run In Five New Stills From The Film [VIDEO]

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It looks like Jeremy Renner may be back in the Oscar race once again for his upcoming role.

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The American Hustle and Hurt Locker star is seen in five stills from his next movie, Kill The Messenger, which seems to have the actor on the run from something.

Kill The Messenger is a dramatic thriller based on the true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb (Renner). Webb stumbles onto a story which leads to the shady origins of the men who started the crack epidemic on the nation's streets...and further alleges that the CIA was aware of major dealers who were smuggling cocaine into the U.S., and using the profits to arm rebels fighting in Nicaragua.

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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. - and draws the kind of attention that threatens not just his career, but his family and his life.

The film also stars Rosemarie DeWitt, Ray Liotta, Tim Blake Nelson, Barry Pepper, Oliver Platt, Michael Sheen, Paz Vega, Michael Kenneth Williams, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Andy Garcia.

Kill The Messenger is written by Peter Landesman and based upon the books Dark Alliance, by Gary Webb, and Kill the Messenger, by Nick Schou. It is directed by Michael Cuesta, who has previously directed episodes of Homeland and Dexter.

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