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Cocaine Cowboy: Jeremy Renner Sheds Light On Nations Crack Epidemic



Jeremy Renner’s passion project Kill the Messenger is finally coming to theaters and the Oscar nominated actor couldn’t be more thrilled. HipHollywood sat down with Renner and his castmate Rosemarie DeWitt to talk about getting the film made and all the Oscar buzz.

“I don’t know,” said Renner with a big smile when asked about a possible Oscar nomination. “I’m ready for the film to come out and for people to see it, that’s what I’m ready for.”

In the film, Renner plays Gary Webb, the Pulitzer Prize winning San Jose Mercury News writer whose story about the origins of the nations crack epidemic shocked the world.

“It’s very much a part of history and it’s such a big story,”  said DeWitt who plays Webb’s wife in the film. ” I’m just so happy [Jeremy] championed this film and wanted to get it made.”

Kill The Messenger is in theaters now. Check out the rest of their interview below:

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