While he’s already hard at work shooting on the Forest Whitaker-led ensemble drama “The Butler” (which just got picked up by The Weinstein Company), Lee Daniels’ latest film “The Paperboy,” which had a less-than enthusiastic response at Cannes earlier this year, is headed to theaters and Millenium Entertainment have released a new clip from the film.
Set in 1969, the film centers on a journalist (Matthew McConaughey) who investigates a wrongful conviction of death row inmate (John Cusack), accused of killing a Florida sheriff. The clip itself concern’s Zac Efron as McConaughey’s kid brother, sitting in a parking lot outside of a prison with Nicole Kidman, who plays the inmate’s love interest of sorts. The sequence with is a rather dodgy affair, especially with tenous grasp on Southern accents going on here. But in case you’re wondering, yes, that is Macy Gray narrating.
“The Paperboy” his theaters this Friday on October 5th. Check out the clip below.