The Paperboy is an upcoming drama film that is going to be released in cinemas on October 5th 2012. The Paperboy is a racially charged film that is directed by Oscar nominated Lee Daniels who is known for the movie Precious. The Paperboy will take audiences to 1960 in South Florida where an investigative reporter Ward Jansen (played by Matthew McConaughey) and Yardley Acheman (Oyelowo) are chasing a career-making story by trying to prove that an innocent man was framed for murder. The Paperboy is based on the bestselling novel written by Pete Dexter entitled “Mulholland Falls, Rush”. Let’s check out what we can expect from this new movie, The Paperboy from an exclusive interview with Lee Daniels.
“The Paperboy: An Interview with The Film’s Director, Lee Daniels
Make no mistake about it; Lee Daniels has had a consistent track record of pulling together some of Hollywood’s biggest names to star in his feature films. In addition to casting both Halle Berry and comedienne Mo’Nique for their Academy Award-winning performances in Monster’s Ball and Precious, Daniels aims to repeat his success with his forthcoming film, The Butler.
Featuring an all-star cast including Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Mariah Carey, Robin Williams, Terrence Howard, Jane Fonda, and Cuba Gooding Jr., to name a few, the film depicts the life and times surrounding an African-American butler, Eugene Allen, who worked in the White House during eight administrations.
While promoting his current film, “The Paperboy,” the bold auteur spoke candidly about filming the forthcoming biopic, in addition to his thoughts on critics.
What can fans expect from your latest film The Paperboy?
I think that you’ll find it very provocative. It’s definitely an unexpected choice after Precious. The reviews have been mixed. They’re the same as Precious, but I’m not here to please you as I did with Precious. With Paperboy, there’s some big stars in it [including Zac Efron, Matthew McConaughey and Nicole Kidman] and they were surprised that I got them to do what I got Mo’Nique and Gabby [Gabourey Sidibe] to do. But I think die hard Lee Daniels fans will love the film and those who can’t stomach the truth will be appalled and call it disgusting.
Well, a lot of African-Americans went for me with Precious, and I flipped the script this time. But I think you’ll enjoy it. It’s a very complex study into the minds of African-Americans, it’s my version of The Help, sort of.
What are your thoughts on those who refer to your films as being shot with a dark undertone?
I don’t know what to say about that. I guess it’s a style I’m learning about now that is therapeutic to me, and I’m learning about myself. I’m addressing many of my demons in all of my films. Though I’m criticized often times for portraying African-Americans in a certain way, I love my people. But I also love telling the truth. I don’t hide behind the truth.”
You can read the rest of the interview at Huffington Post
The Paperboy stars Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman, John Cusack, Zac Efron and is rated R by the MPAA due to violence, strong sexual content and language.
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