The list of great B-Movies Podcast guests just got longer. Michael Cuesta, the director of the new drama Kill the Messenger, joins hosts William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold this week to tell us all about his ambitious new drama starring Jeremy Renner. Renner stars as real-life investigative reporter Gary Webb, whose exposé of CIA corruption in the 1990s was an absolute bombshell, until rival journalists and shifty politics destroyed his career. He also geeks out with our hosts about horror remakes, because damn it, that’s fun.
Michael Cuesta tells The B-Movies Podcast all about the development of his new film, the real life story that inspired Kill the Messenger, the scandals that didn’t make it into the film, the casting of Jeremy Renner, what “J.R.” is like as a producer, how to cast big name actors like Michael Sheen in tiny roles, what it’s like doing publicity with members of the press depicted critically in Kill the Messenger, the unsolved mystery of Gary Webb’s missing motorcycle and the reason why Oliver North was cut from the finished film.
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