Pamela Gocobachi
May 29, 2014 at 08:32 PM EDT

Jeremy Renner sets out to uncover the truth and take on the U.S. government in the latest trailer for Focus Features’ Kill the Messenger — watch it below:

Helmed by Homeland director Michael Cuesta, the upcoming film is based on a true story and focuses on journalist Gary Webb (Renner) and his mission to expose the CIA’s involvement in the smuggling of cocaine into the United States. Things start to get a bit messy for Webb when the government finds out what he’s on to and threatens his life and career.

Also starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead (A Good Day to Die Hard), Paz Vega (Grace of Monaco), Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex), Ray Liotta (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For), Andy Garcia (Let’s Be Cops), Rosemarie DeWitt (Promise Land), and Oliver Platt (Chef), Kill the Messenger hits theaters Oct. 10.

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