The Paperboy, based on Pete Dexter’s novel (Random House, 1995), now has a trailer (below). To be released on Oct.5, it stars Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron, Matthew McConaughey and John Cusack and is directed by Lee Daniels (Precious).

After its premiere at the Cannes film Festival, the critics either loved it or hated it in wildly disperate reviews, from the Telegraph, “It feels like clips from around 20 other films, none of them good, sandwiched back to back, and the talented cast can only grit their teeth,” to the Atlantic, “one of those rare movies that feels spontaneous and unhindered, sampling from genre conventions, creating its own tone, winking at the audience (with repeated shots of Efron’s impeccable torso and Kidman’s killer figure), and occasionally urging us to take things a bit more seriously.”

Those reviews may help, if you find the trailer a bit opaque.


The Paperboy (Movie Tie-in Edition)
Pete Dexter
Retail Price: $15.00
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks – (2012-09-25)
ISBN / EAN: 0345542215 / 9780345542212

One Response to “THE PAPERBOY, The Trailer”

  1. Zack Mandell Says:

    I have to say, I am a little skeptical of a film who’s main marketing technique seems to be filling the screen with shots of Effron dancing around in his underwear. I hope the content here can live up to half the glory that the novel packed.