Lost in Previews: ‘The Paperboy’ Trailer and Stills

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.

The investigative trio is made a quartet with the addition of Ward’s younger brother, Jack (Zac Efron), who quickly confuses Charlotte’s maternal nature with love, and vows to protect her from Van Wetter.When Yardley publishes a story that exonerates Van Wetter, Ward goes off on a self-destructive bender that unveils his own dark secrets. Ultimately, Ward’s relentless pursuit of truth and justice, Jack’s journey into manhood, and a brutal reality check for Charlotte become entangled in Van Wetter’s manipulative web, resulting in one final, harsh confrontation.”
The Paperboy is in theatres October 5, 2012.
The Paperboy
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by Sarah Ksiazek

About Sarah Ksiazek

Sarah is a Zookeeper extraordinaire who writes, edits, and is the resident trailer addict for Lost in Reviews. Do not underestimate her snobbery when it comes to trailers. She also owns/runs The Host Movie News which is a fan site for The Host movie adaptation.

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