Lionsgate have today announced that thriller THE PAPERBOY will be released in UK cinemas nationwide from 15th March 2013.
Directed by Lee Daniels (Academy Award-winning “Precious”) and based on the book by New York Times’ best-selling author Pete Dexter, The Paperboy follows two brothers: Ward Jansen (Matthew McConaughey), a reporter for the esteemed daily newspaper, The Miami Times, and Jack Jansen (Zac Efron), a recent college dropout who lives in a small town in central Florida with their gutless father, W.W. Jansen (Scott Glenn). When Ward shows up with his writing partner, Yardley Acheman (David Oyelowo), to investigate a story for their paper, Ward asks Jack to drive them around. Since Jack delivers their father’s newspapers around the county, he knows the area like the back of his hand. The reason Ward is in town is that Charlotte Bless (Nicole Kidman), an enigmatic loner who writes to prisoners on death row, has convinced them that Hillary Van Wetter (John Cusack), an unsavoury alligator hunter from the backwoods, was wrongly convicted at a trial that took place near their hometown.
As the investigation unravels, it becomes clear that these brothers are on a journey that is filled with betrayal. The only thing that remains constant is that there is this strange, beautiful woman who falls in love with killers and her passion could be everyone’s downfall.
From Lionsgate UK and Millennium Films, The Paperboy stars Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron, Nicole Kidman, John Cusack, David Oyelowo, Scott Glenn and Macy Gray. The film is written and directed by Lee Daniels, based on the book by Pete Dexter. The film is produced by Lee Daniels, Hilary Shor and Ed Cathell III and executive produced by Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Danny Dimbort, Boaz Davidson, John Thompson, Michael Benaroya and Cassian Elwes.
The Paperboy will be released in cinemas across the UK from March 15, 2013.