Opening December 26

Starring Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron, Matthew McConaughey, John Cusack and David Oyelowo

Official Selection, 2012 Cannes Film Festival
Nominee, Best Supporting Actress, 2012 SAG Awards

A sexually- and racially-charged film noir from Oscar-nominated director Lee Daniels (PRECIOUS), this film takes audiences deep into the backwaters of steamy 1960s south Florida, as investigative reporter Ward Jansen (Matthew McConaughey) and his partner Yardley Acheman (David Oyelowo) chase a sensational, career-making story. With the help of Ward's younger brother Jack (Zac Efron) and sultry death-row groupie Charlotte Bless (Nicole Kidman), the pair tries to prove violent swamp-dweller Hillary Van Wetter (John Cusack) was framed for the murder of a corrupt local sheriff. Based on the provocative bestselling novel by Peter Dexter (MULHOLLAND FALLS, RUSH), THE PAPERBOY peels back a sleepy small town's decades-old façade of Southern gentility to reveal a quagmire of evil as dark as a Florida bayou.

DIR/SCR/PROD Lee Daniels; SCR Peter Dexter, based on his book; PROD Ed Cathel II, Cassian Elwes, Hilary Shor. US, 2012, color, 107 min. RATED R