The Paperboy

The Paperboy

The Paperboy is a movie that has already whipped up a bit of controversy and this week sees it finally hit the big screen.

The movie sees Lee Daniels return to the director's chair for the first time since he received critical acclaim for Precious.

The Paperboy marks only the third directorial outing for Daniels and this is set to be another movie that catches people's attention.

Ahead of the release on Friday we have some great new clips from the film for you to check out:

You will not see a better ensemble cast on the big screen this week as Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron, Nicole Kidman, John Cusack and David Oyelowo all join forces for the film.

The Paperboy is the latest book to be made into a movie as it is a big screen adaptation of the 1995 novel of the same name by Pete Dexter.

The film competed at the Cannes Film Festival last year where Nicole Kidman's performance in particular gained plenty of praise.

The story follows two brothers: Ward Jansen (McConaughey), a reporter for the esteemed daily newspaper, The Miami Times, and Jack Jansen (Efron), a recent college dropout who lives in a small town in central Florida with their gutless father, W.W. Jansen (Glenn).

When Ward shows up with his writing partner, Yardley Acheman (Oyelowo), to investigate a story for their paper, Ward asks Jack to drive them around.

The reason Ward is in town is that Charlotte Bless (Kidman), an enigmatic loner who writes to prisoners on death row, has convinced them that Hillary Van Wetter (Cusack), an unsavoury alligator hunter from the backwoods, was wrongly convicted at a trial that took place near their hometown.

The Paperboy is released 15th March.


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  1. by Lorna 13th Mar 2013 15:38

    Nicole Kidman is being hugely praised for her performance in this film and I can't wait to see it.

  2. by Sol 13th Mar 2013 15:38

    I really like Lee Daniels as a director and it is great to see him back in the chair.