The Paperboy is a film based on a novel by Pete Dexter. It is a thriller that focuses on newspaper reporters who are sucked into an investigation of a prisoner who is accused of murdering a town sheriff. The trailer for the film plainly reveals that Nicole Kidman has another great role on her hands as she transformed herself into a blond bimbo of sorts. The film stars Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron, John Cusack, Scott Glenn, David Oyelowo, and Macy Gray. I like the 70s vibe of the film and the poster for the film is a great throwback to the posters of that era. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this year. Oscar-nominated director of Precious, Lee Daniels, directed Paperboy. Lee Daniels teamed author Pete Dexter to write the screenplay.
“From Academy Award-nominated director Lee Daniels (Precious) comes this sexy thriller based on the New York Times best seller by Pete Dexter. Lured by imploring letters from the beautiful siren Charlotte (Nicole Kidman), handsome, hard-nosed reporter Ward James (Matthew McConaughey) and his partner, Yardley Acheman (David Oyelowo), return to Ward’s hometown of Lately, Florida, to investigate the seemingly unjust imprisonment of Charlotte’s lover, alligator hunter Hillary Van Wetter (John Cusack). Hardened backwoods criminal Van Wetter has been stewing in a cell for four years, convicted – without conclusive evidence or even a fair trial – of killing the town’s sheriff.