HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 50 Pairs of Passes to ‘Kill the Messenger’ With Jeremy Renner

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CHICAGO – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 50 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the new dramatic thriller “Kill the Messenger” starring Jeremy Renner based on the remarkable true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb!

“Kill the Messenger,” which opens on Oct. 10, 2014 and is rated “R,” also features an all-star cast including Oliver Platt, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Robert Patrick, Michael Sheen, Ray Liotta, Rosemarie DeWitt, Barry Pepper, Tim Blake Nelson, Michael Kenneth Williams, Paz Vega and Gil Bellows from director Michael Cuesta and writer Peter Landesman based on the novel by Gary Webb. Note: You must be 17+ to win this “R”-rated Hookup.

To win your free “Kill the Messenger” passes courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! This screening is on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 at 7 p.m. in Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning! Completing these social actions only increases your odds of winning; this doesn’t intensify your competition!

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Here is the synopsis for “Kill the Messenger”:

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

In the 1990s, this dedicated reporter’s quest for the truth took him from the prisons of California to the villages of Nicaragua to the corridors of power in Washington, D.C. His investigative reporting drew the kind of attention that threatened not just his career but his family and his life.

After relocating with his family to California, Webb is a seasoned and respected reporter at the San Jose Mercury News. His career takes a startling turn when an upscale cocaine trafficker’s girlfriend, Coral Baca (Paz Vega), slips him a Grand Jury transcript that reveals a link between U.S. intelligence and Central American cocaine smuggling.

Webb begins shadowing Alan Fenster (Tim Blake Nelson): the defense lawyer for Los Angeles crack kingpin “Freeway” Ricky Ross (Michael Kenneth Williams). The journalist soon realizes that he has stumbled onto a story that leads to the shady origins of cheap, seemingly limitless cocaine on the nation’s streets – all too apparent in South Central Los Angeles.

The story further alleges that Nicaraguan rebels working directly with the CIA were smuggling cocaine into the U.S. using the profits to arm Contra militias back home. Webb makes a risky run into Nicaragua to get crucial information from imprisoned drug baron Norwin Meneses (Andy Garcia).

With the backing of his paper’s editor Anna Simons (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), Webb’s reportage runs in print and online as a series of articles entitled “Dark Alliance”. Executive editor Jerry Ceppos (Oliver Platt) welcomes the nationwide attention that the stories generate.

But Webb himself becomes the story and a target as jealous rival reporters who missed the CIA/Contra/cocaine story move to discredit his work and reputation in an increasingly vicious smear campaign.

His wife, Sue (Rosemarie DeWitt), tries to stand by him – despite warnings from drug kingpins and menacing surveillance intended to deter his investigation – even as Webb keeps digging to prove a direct link between cocaine smugglers and the CIA, which is a conspiracy with explosive implications.

The movie poster for Kill the Messenger starring Jeremy Renner
The movie poster for “Kill the Messenger” starring Jeremy Renner.
Image credit: Focus Features

This HollywoodChicago.com Hookup is simple! Just get interactive in our social media widget above. We will award 50 admit-two movie tickets based on social entry numbers and/or randomly via e-mail for our “Kill the Messenger” Hookup. Good luck!

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Winners must arrive early as seats are consumed on a first-come, first-served basis. Since showings are slightly overbooked to ensure a full house, winners are not guaranteed entrance and must arrive early. We recommend arriving at least 45 minutes before the showing’s scheduled start time. HollywoodChicago.com LLC is a promotional partner with the studio and its partners and does not assume any liability for this giveaway. HollywoodChicago.com is not responsible for errors or omissions entered in user submissions. Comments are closed in this Hookup.

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