The dramatic thriller, “Kill the Messenger,” chronicles the story of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Gary Webb. Webb’s investigative reporting delves into shady drug deals between the CIA and Nicaraguan rebels, and threatens not only his career, but his family and his life.
Academy Award nominated actor, Jeremy Renner, who plays Webb in the film, and Emmy Award winning director, Michael Cuesta, joined us on set to discuss their new movie, “Kill the Messenger.”
Jeremy attended a screening and panel for ‘Kill the Messenger’, hosted by Capitol File at MPAA yesterday (September 23) in Washington, DC. Photos from the event have been added to the gallery, enjoy!
Jeremy Renner, white-hot nova from “The Hurt Locker,” shines again. It’s “Kill the Messenger.” Not a musical. So why never do something light and frothy?
“I want to. I can. I grew up as a singer. Listen, in the old days James Cagney played tough shoot-’em-up bad guys plus song-and-dance musicals. So, don’t give up on me. But this is about a real guy whose style I had to learn. A father and husband, which is special to him, but he’s an investigative reporter. It’s relative now. Big media heat today about whistle blowing and truth-seeking. My guy’s job is his life. He’s brave enough — and stupid enough — to slide into dark rabbit holes in search of truth. Then comes this amazing man’s shameful, tragic, sad mistreatment. What happens when you ruffle feathers and uncover drug money and what’s illegal. I won’t look for love in Washington with this because you can’t do truth now. You make enemies, not friends. Y’know, I’d love someday to do Broadway, but no time. My workload’s heavy. I haven’t two free weeks on this planet. Look, I don’t watch TV, haven’t been to a movie theater in years, can’t catch a Broadway show, and only saw ‘Hurt Locker’ once.”
So who are you, where’d you come from?
“I’m easygoing, lived in New York’s East Village for a minute, which I loved. Spring or fall, no better place on the planet. I left because it’s not always spring or fall. Starting out I worked as a department store makeup artist. Listen, it beat bartending. And most important thing in my life is my daughter. I’m 43, one of seven kids. Since I’m 12 I’ve been changing diapers.”
Back in April, Jeremy took part at “Bulgari, Save the Children: Celebrity Campaign”. Below you can read more about the charity, and also a photoshoot taken for it has been added to the gallery.
On Monday, in conjunction with celebrating their 130th Anniversary, Bulgari released their annual Save the Children Campaign launching the new ceramic and silver pendant. This year’s participants in the campaign include Ashley Greene, Andrea Riseborough, Alexander Ludwig, Dita Von Teese, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Jeremy Piven, Lizzy Caplan, Lena Headey, Lara Pulver, Meg Ryan, Marcia Gay Harden, Naomi Watts, Olivia Munn, Olivia Cooke, Oliver Stone and Olga Kurylenk.
Through this philanthropy Bulgari aims to save 50,000 newborn children and their mothers through life-saving healthcare services in poor, conflict-affected countries and in emergency situations via partial proceeds of the collection.
Bulgari’s financial commitment significantly improves the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable and marginalized children in 23 countries on four continents. In 2009, Bulgari decided to take action on behalf of disadvantaged children around the world, as too many children are unable to attain their own aspirations because the lack of education perpetuates the cycle of poverty. Partnering with Save the Children, Bulgari launched a campaign of unprecedented ambition and scope in which part of the proceeds from the sale of Save the Children jewelry – custom designed by Bulgari – are donated to the charity.
Marvel Studios presents “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.
Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision. Written and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963. Get set for an action-packed thrill ride when The Avengers return in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” on May 1, 2015.
The directors of ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ have revealed that Jeremy Renner’s ‘Avengers’ character Hawkeye nearly had a cameo in their Marvel sequel, but it was cut due to “a conflict with Renner’s schedule”.
Joe Russo, who co-directed the film with his brother Anthony, explained on the Screen Rant Underground podcast that the cool-sounding cameo would have happened in the film after Captain America was declared a fugitive by S.H.I.E.L.D.
“We were trying to complicate the relationship between Cap and his S.H.I.E.L.D agent friends. If Hawkeye got a call from S.H.I.E.L.D saying Captain America is a fugitive, would he listen to that call or not listen to that call?” Russo said.
“Hawkeye was chasing Cap through Washington D.C. There was an awesome sequence where they confronted each other in a ravine on the outskirts of D.C. and Hawkeye was shooting a series of arrows closing in on Cap, Cap closing in on him. And then Cap took him down and he realised for the first time that Hawkeye was trying to trick S.H.I.E.L.D.
He whispered something into Cap’s ear that Cap had a tracker on his suit and to punch Hawkeye to make it look real, because there was a Quinjet hovering above where they were watching the feedback back at S.H.I.E.L.D.”