Thursday, December 29, 2011

Poster for 'The Paperboy'

Clearly a departure from the roles Nicole Kidman usually plays -- she looks great in this poster. I'm a bit surprised to see Matthew McConaughey in this movie. John Cusack is listed as playing a character named Hillary Van Wetter -- that brings a certain wha? factor. Zac Efron looks to be breaking away from pretty boy roles -- judging from the synopsis:

A reporter returns to his Florida hometown to investigate a case involving a death row inmate.

Looks to be set in the 50s, dig that tie. A good thing for this kind of story.

Director Lee Daniels brings depth, coming off 'Precious' -- an apt choice for this type drama.

If 'The Paperboy' works it could mark a transition for Kidman and Efron. If it doesn't I'm thinking it still marks a transition for these two actors, and may be the beginning of a more indie-flavored career for McConaughey. Good moves all around.

In general, graphic has a lot of energy, thematic weight. I'm surprised how effective it is.

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