The Paperboy is one of the first films set to screen at the Cannes Film Festival next week. The feature is based off the novel by Pete Dexter which focuses on reporter Ward James(Matthew McConaughey) who returns home to Florida to investigate death row inmate Hillary Van Weet (John Cusack). Zac Efron and Nicole Kidman will co-star and Lee Daniels is the man behind the camera.
While Daniels’ did not have much success with his debut film Shadowboxer, his follow up Precious earned much acclaim and did quite well for itself at the 2010 Oscars, scoring six nominations and two wins.
The Paperboy seems to have no problem confirming that Daniels’ is still a force to be reckoned with. Today we have the first clip from the film and while it may be brief, it shows a confrontation between Cusack and McConaughey that showcases both actors at the top of their game.
The film may not seem like a typical Cannes title but I think it’s going to surprise a lot of people.
Check out the clip below and let us know what you think.
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Source: Indie Wire