WHO’S IN IT?
Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker), Rosemarie DeWitt (Your Sister’s Sister), Ray Liotta (Goodfellas), Barry Pepper (Seven Pounds), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim vs The World), Paz Vega (Grace of Monaco), Oliver Platt (X-Men: First Class), Michael Sheen (Frost/Nixon), Richard Schiff (Man of Steel), Andy Garcia (Ocean’s Eleven), Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgement Day), Michael K. Williams (The Wire), Jena Sims (Last Vegas), Joshua Close (The Exorcism of Emily Rose), Yul Vazquez (Captain Phillips)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Michael Cuesta (Roadie), director; Peter Landesman (Parkland), writer; Pamela Abdy (Garden State), Naomi Despres (Chapter 27), Jeremy Renner (film debut) and Scott Stuber (Ted), producers; Nathan Johnson (Looper), composer; Sean Bobbitt (12 Years A Slave), cinematographer; Brian A. Kates (Killing Them Softly), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In the mid-90s, journalist Gary Webb (Renner) uncovers a scandalous story involving the CIA importing large amounts of cocaine into the ghettos of Los Angeles, with the money going on to fund rebel armies in Nicaragua. Despite enormous pressure not to, Webb publishes the story anyway – only to find himself the target of a vicious smear campaign imposed by the CIA…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Jeremy Renner headlines the true story of a man hounded by tense figures simply for the act of citing free speech in the press – something which, in light of recent events, is all too relative and tragic.