kill-the-messengerNathan Johnson is composing the score for the upcoming dramatic thriller Kill the Messenger. The film is directed by Michael Cuesta (Homeland, 12 and Holding) and stars Jeremy Renner as Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb. Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rosemarie DeWitt, Andy Garcia, Oliver Platt, Michael Sheen, Paz Vega, Josh Close, Lucas Hedges, Tim Blake Nelson, Robert Patrick, Barry Pepper and Michael Kenneth Wiliams are co-starring. The movie follows Webb as he stumbles onto a story which leads to allegations 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. Peter Landesman (Parkland) has written the screenplay. Scott Stuber (Ted, Safe House, Role Models) is producing the Bluegrass Films production with Renner and Naomi Despres. Kill the Messenger is set to be releasd on October 10, 2014 by Focus Features.

Johnson is best known for his music for Rian Johnson’s Looper, Brick and The Brothers Bloom. He also scored last year’s Don Jon directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as well as Jake Paltrow’s Young Ones starring Michael Shannon, Elle Fanning & Nicholas Hoult, which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and is currently awaiting a release date.

  1. Hifi says:

    And the film was shot by Sean Bobbitt (12 Years A Slave, The Place Beyond The Pines….)