The Jeremy Renner dramatic thriller is set to open in the US on October 10. Sierra/Affinity handles international sales.

Focus Features executives plan to expand the film on October 17 and again on October 24.

Kill The Messenger is based on the exploits of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb, whose mid-1990s Dark Alliance articles exposed CIA complicity in a drug struggling operation used to fund the Nicaraguan Contra rebels.