Focus Features said today that Kill The Messenger will get a platform release on October 10, 2014, and expand the following two weekends. Jeremy Renner stars as Gary Webb, the Pulitzer-winner journalist who uncovered a CIA link to coke trafficking in the U.S. as a way to funnel money to the Nicaraguan Contras. Webb was subsequently discredited by a smear campaign which ruined him and he eventually committed suicide. Michael Cuesta directed the pic written by Peter Landesman. The cast includes Ray Liotta, Barry Pepper, Josh Close, Rosemarie DeWitt, Andy Garcia, Lucas Hedges, Tim Blake Nelson, Robert Patrick, Oliver Platt, Michael Sheen, Paz Vega, Michael Kenneth Williams and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Focus picked up worldwide rights ahead of the 2013 Berlin Film Festival. (source)
Jeremy Renner was the only major member of the American Hustle cast not to score an Oscar nomination—but would this scene have helped him get there? As the Blu-ray of David O. Russell’s latest romp prepares to arrive on March 18, Sony has released this deleted scene, in which Renner’s Camden, New Jersey mayor Carmine Polito takes the stage in a moment of optimism, promising his constituents they’re going to “get it right.” Given that he’s in cahoots with the professional con artists played by Amy Adams and Christian Bale, plus Bradley Cooper’s F.B.I. agent, things are in fact going way downhill for Carmine. But the poor sap doesn’t know that yet, and hey, look at all that confetti and sequins!
Renner is at the center of another new scene too, this one looping in Michael Peña as the fake sheikh supposedly ready to invest in Polito’s beloved Camden. This scene, with the shouting, but also the revelation of Polito’s vulnerability, is really the kind of thing that Oscar clips are made of. I know American Hustle was already kind of loose and a little long, but they really couldn’t have made room for this one?
Jeremy Renner hits the red carpet at the 2014 Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday (March 02) in Hollywood.
The 43-year-old actor was in attendance to support his movie American Hustle, which was nominated for ten awards including Best Picture. Unfortunately, the movie didn’t go home with anything.
Jeremy was wearing a Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci tuxedo and Christian Louboutin shoes. (source)
Jeremy Renner flashes a mega-watt smile while attending the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards (which honors independent filmmakers) held at the beach on Saturday March 01 in Santa Monica. He was wearing a Salvatore Ferragamo suit. (source)
Several photos from the event have been added to the gallery!
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Jeremy attended The Lourdes Foundation ‘Leadership in the 21st Century’ Event with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama at the California Science Center yesterday (February 26). Photos from the event have been added to the gallery!
Jeremy attended the BVLGARI ‘Decades Of Glamour’ Oscar Party Hosted By Naomi Watts at Soho House on Tuesday (February 25) in West Hollywood. Photos from the event have been added to the gallery!
Jeremy attended the 16th Costume Designers Guild Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel yesterday (February 22) in Beverly Hills. Photos from the event have been added to the gallery, enjoy!
Jeremy takes the stage at the 2014 Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center on back on January 26 in Los Angeles.
The 43-year-old American Hustle actor stood in front of the packed crowd to introduce a performance by Merle Haggard, Blake Shelton, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson.