• MailChimp Widget


Lee Daniels to direct THE PAPERBOY; starring Tobey Maguire, Sofia Vergara, Matthew McConaughey, and Zac Efron

Kristal Bailey

by: Kristal Bailey
May 14th, 2011

Lee Daniels has been searching for his next project for a long while, and it seems that it's finally taking shape. After the critical success of PRECIOUS, Daniels seemed to have his pick of projects, going back and forth on developing SELMA, THE BUTLER, THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, and THE PAPERBOY, which he ultimately is moving forward with.

THE PAPERBOY is an adaptation of Pete Dexter's 1995 novel of the same name. THR describes the plot as 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."

No word on who will be playing which roles, but he's already got big names like Tobey Maguire, Matthew McConaughey, Sofia Vergara, and Zac Efron attached.

This project has already spent over a decade in development under Pedro Almodovar, and while he'll still be involved in some capacity, Daniels will be taking over the directorial reins.

Source THR, via /Film

Commenting Rules: Comments are intended to open up the discussion to our readers about the topics at hand, and as such should be offered with a positive and constructive attitude. If your comment is not relative to the above post or is disrespectful to the authors and readers, we reserve the right to delete it. Continued abuse of our good nature will result in banishment of the offender. Additionally, if you have any burning issues to point out to the GATW crew - typos, corrections, suggestions, or straight-up criticism - please email us instead of commenting here.

  • Recent Post