Veronica Guerin (film) Veronica Guerin, a journalist covering the crime beat in Dublin in the 1990s, starts a crusade to expose local drug dealers, and in doing so she neglects her family and is accused of glory-seeking. Guerin relentlessly pursues her mission, and her obsession eventually leads to her murder. A Touchstone Picture with Jerry Bruckheimer Films. Released in the U.S. on October 17, 2003, after a premiere (July 8) and initial release (July 11) in Ireland. Directed by Joel Schumacher. Stars Cate Blanchett (Veronica Guerin), Brenda Fricker (Bernie Guerin), Ciaran Hinds (John Traynor), Gerard McSorley (John Gilligan), Barry Barnes (Graham Turley), Joe Hanley (Eugene “Dutchie” Holland), David Murray (Charles Bowden), David Herlihy (Peter “Fatso” Mitchell). 98 min. Filmed on location in Ireland in Super 35-Scope. Released on video in 2004.