‘The Master’ Actor Josh Close Joins Jeremy Renner in ‘Kill the Messenger’

Josh Close Actor

Focus will distribute

The Master” and “The Exorcism of Emily Rose” actor Josh Close has come on to star in the Focus pic “Kill the Messenger.”

Pic stars Jeremy Renner and Rosemarie DeWitt with Michael Cuesta directing. Scott Stuber is producing through his Bluegrass Films banner.

Pic is based on the true story of Gary Webb, a reporter who becomes the target of a vicious smear campaign that drives him to the point of suicide after after he exposes the CIA’s role in arming Contra rebels in Nicaragua and importing cocaine into California. Close will play a fellow reporter with the L.A. Times and close friend of Webb.

Pic is currently in production.

Close, who is repped by DBA and Untitled Entertainment, most recently wrapped production on “Solace” starring Colin Farrell and Anthony Hopkins.

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  1. Linda says:

    Loved Josh Close and Jeremy Renner in “The Unusuals”, too bad this tv series was cancelled. Looking forward to “Kill the Messenger” movie. Great Actors!!

  2. Wendy says:

    Josh Close and Jeremy Renner worked together on The Unusuals (great little show!) and I look forward to seeing them together again. Gary Webb’s story deserves to be told and I’m sure that Renner and Co. will do it justice.

  3. Irene Acton says:

    I’m really looking forward to this film, and especially with Jeremy Renner producing and acting in it. Hopefully it will be a fitting tribute to Gary Webb.

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