Paz Vega To Join Jeremy Renner in 'Kill the Messenger'

Paz Vega is playing a dealer's love interest in her latest film. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the bombshell Spanish actress is set to star in Kill the Messenger alongside Jeremy Renner.

The planned Focus Features film centers on the true story of the late Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb, whose work exposed the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) involvement in helping Nicaragua's Contra rebels import cocaine into California.

Webb was found dead in his home in 2004 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 49.

In his obituary by Reuters, Webb’s articles were described as having “led to calls in Congress for investigation.” Still, major newspapers discredited parts of his work.