Retro New Poster for 'The Paperboy' starring Kidman, Cusack, McConaughey and Efron

Millennium Films has debuted a rather cool retro poster for The Paperboy, a new film directed by Oscar-nominated director Lee Daniels (Precious) and starring Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron, John Cusack and Nicole Kidman.

The film is an adaptation of the Peter Dexter novel and follows Ward James (Matthew McConaughey), a Miami Times reporter who returns to his hometown to investigate the murder of a local sheriff who is eventually helped by his younger brother Jack (Efron) as they investigate the possible wrongful conviction of a man on death row. Throughout the process Jack falls for the woman (Nicole Kidman) whom the convict (John Cusack) has been romancing through prison correspondence.

Throughout pre-production the film underwent a dramatic shift in talent with McConaughey taking over for Bradley Cooper, Efron stepping in for Alex Pettyfer, Cusack filling in for Tobey Maguire and finally Kidman replacing Sofia Vergara. Scott Glenn and David Oyelowo are also part of the cast.

The film doesn't yet have a release date, but you can check out the '70s style poster directly below. If you ask me it's a contender for one of the best posters of 2012 already, let's hope the film lives up to it.

The Paperboy poster
Photo: Millennium Films
  • Greg Stuart Smith

    Best poster I've seen in years! Bring back great poster art!

  • Michael Curd

    Best poster in a LONG time! Nicole Kidman looks GORGEOUS!

  • Steve

    Wow! Now THAT's a great poster!

  • MajorFilmFan

    They ACTUALLY Made Zac Efron look GOOD!!! NOT an easy task!!!!!

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  • Drew

    this poster rocks! can``t waiit to see the trailer!

  • Timothy

    This poster reminds me of a mix between YOUNG ADULT and DRIVE. Also, Nicole Kidman for Sofia Vergara? That just sounds ODD. I can't imagine Sofica Vergara playing a serious role-- or is it just all eye candy role?


    I love the look on Nicole Kidman's face!

  • Grissom

    Let me guess, John Cusack is the villain. Also, if McCounahey is the main star, why is he so far in the back so you can barely see him? Great poster though.

  • Elizbeth

    Wow, that's quite a shift when it comes to the actors. I can't work out if it's for the better or not.