Making its debut at the Cannes Film Festival a few days ago, THE PAPERBOY proved to be a love-it-or-hate-it experience for audiences not expecting the violence and overt sexuality depicted on screen in telling a story set in Florida circa 1969 and centered on a journalist and his younger brother investigating the wrongful condemnation of a man convicted of murder.
Based on the novel by PETE DEXTER and directed by LEE DANIELS, the cast includes MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY, NICOLE KIDMAN, ZAC EFRON, JOHN CUSACK, SCOTT GLENN and MACY GRAY.
Never one to shy away from scenes of a “graphic” nature, KIDMAN has to urinate on EFRON’S character (after he’s stung by a jellyfish) while proclaiming the (much tweeted) line, “If anybody’s going to pee on him, it’s going to be me!”. At the Cannes press conference to promote the film she talked about trusting DANIELS’ judgement in going ahead with the action. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
THE PAPERBOY is slated for theatrical release 11/14