Zac Efron, Nicole Kidman and McConaughey in THE PAPERBOY Images
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The Paperboy, the forthcoming adaptation of Pete Dexter’s 1995 novel, has just had its pre-release buzz jumpstarted by a slew of new photos. A few months back, the poster was released to the delight of many a crime-film and ’60s film poster enthusiast. These new pictures give us looks at more of the cast which includes Zac Efron, John Cusack, Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman, and David Oyelowo.
A star-studded cast is attractive enough, but the more I read about the story, the more highly intrigued I get. Efron’s character, Jack, is a lowly paperboy, while his brother Ward (McConaughey) and Ward’s partner Yardley (Oyelowo) are up-and-coming investigative journalists. Jack aids them in a story that helps free a man wrongly accused of murder (Cusack), but this silver lining has an extremely dark cloud. The setting of hot and steamy Florida sounds perfect for this tale of injustice, pride, and out-and-out lies, a story that’s gonna get worse for its principals before it gets bet
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