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05.13.2011

Matthew McConaughey, Tobey Maguire, Sofia Vergara and Zac Efron are set to star in THE PAPERBOY, an adaptation of the 1995 Pete Dexter novel for Millennium Films.

Lee Daniels will be the one helming the picture. The director has been searching for the perfect project ever since 2009s PRECIOUS. Pedro Almodovar (VOLVER) was developing the project with Dexter before Daniels became involved early this year.

The plot is a, "sexual thriller, which follows a Miami Times reporter as he returns to his Florida hometown to investigate the imprisonment of a death row inmate."

Hilary Shor is serving as producer with Daniels. Avi Lerner, Trevor Short and Danny Dimbort are executive producers. Lerner had this to say on the adaptation, “This is a good film for us. A project that has Pedro Almodovar attached, is set in the steamy South, directed by Lee Daniels, Hilary Shor producing, and with the incredible cast of Matthew, Tobey, Sofia and Zac.”

Extra Tidbit: Anyone feel like PRECIOUS was a bit overrated?
Source: THR

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12:29PM on 05/14/2011

Lee Daniels Is A Terrible Writer/Director

Fuck precious, look no further than his first abortion of a film with Cuba Gooding and Helen Mirren.
Fuck precious, look no further than his first abortion of a film with Cuba Gooding and Helen Mirren.
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11:04AM on 05/14/2011
I actually kinda liked Precious. This was after word got around of it being overrated, so maybe my expectations were lower, but I thought it was pretty good, though it falls into the category of movies I never need to watch again due to its content.
I actually kinda liked Precious. This was after word got around of it being overrated, so maybe my expectations were lower, but I thought it was pretty good, though it falls into the category of movies I never need to watch again due to its content.
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9:48AM on 05/14/2011

You could say precious was heavily overrated

But McConaughey was pretty awesome in the Lincoln Lawyer so this feels like another good role for him.
But McConaughey was pretty awesome in the Lincoln Lawyer so this feels like another good role for him.
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12:55AM on 05/14/2011
Haven't seen a cast this good in a film no one will watch since "The Paper"... hey wait...
Haven't seen a cast this good in a film no one will watch since "The Paper"... hey wait...
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12:48AM on 05/14/2011
Why was their a stunt course at the end of every street in Paperboy? Not that i'm complaining or anything. Game was amazing
Why was their a stunt course at the end of every street in Paperboy? Not that i'm complaining or anything. Game was amazing
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7:09PM on 05/13/2011
A sexual thriller with Sofia Vergara? Yes please!
A sexual thriller with Sofia Vergara? Yes please!
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5:24PM on 05/13/2011
I don't know what to expect from the director (though I did like Precious), but that cast is real solid - Efron has some acting chops, Maguire is reliable, McConaughey in anything other than a rom-com is good, and I'm sure I'm not the only one excited to see Sofia Vergara's ta-ta's on the big screen!
I don't know what to expect from the director (though I did like Precious), but that cast is real solid - Efron has some acting chops, Maguire is reliable, McConaughey in anything other than a rom-com is good, and I'm sure I'm not the only one excited to see Sofia Vergara's ta-ta's on the big screen!
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5:12PM on 05/13/2011
For a second there, I thought this would be an adaptation of the classic NES game (and to be honest, I'd rather see that :P)

Extra tidbit : I was actually quite surprised by Precious. At first, the trailer made me believe it would be a black crowd oriented melodrama, but it turned out to be a pretty awesomely build drama!
For a second there, I thought this would be an adaptation of the classic NES game (and to be honest, I'd rather see that :P)

Extra tidbit : I was actually quite surprised by Precious. At first, the trailer made me believe it would be a black crowd oriented melodrama, but it turned out to be a pretty awesomely build drama!
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4:45PM on 05/13/2011

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It was not just 'a little overrated' it was also a goddamn catastrophe, with some of the worst uses of music in any movie ever. I am never looking forward to a Daniels movie, as his two so far are horrible.
It was not just 'a little overrated' it was also a goddamn catastrophe, with some of the worst uses of music in any movie ever. I am never looking forward to a Daniels movie, as his two so far are horrible.
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