Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol and The Bourne Legacy star Jeremy Renner has signed on to produce and star in a new movie about tragic journalist Gary Webb.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning writer committed suicide after he was targeted for revealing all about the Cia's controversial drug links to Nicaragua's Contra rebels three decades ago.

Kill the Messenger will be directed by Michael Cuesta and is set to begin production this summer (13), according to The Hollywood Reporter.