A journalist's life becomes compromised after uncovering a vast conspiracy in the first trailer for Kill the Messenger, starring Jeremy Renner. Based on the true story of journalist Gary Webb (Jeremy Renner), this thriller follows one reporter's quest to find the truth about why the CIA was helping major drug dealers smuggle cocaine into America. Take a look at the first footage from this thriller, co-starring Paz Vega, Rosemarie DeWitt, Rosemarie DeWitt, Robert Patrick, Barry Pepper and Oliver Platt, and CLICK HERE if you missed the poster that debuted yesterday.

Two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner (The Bourne Legacy) leads an all-star cast in a dramatic thriller based on the remarkable true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb. 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. 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.