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Deadline talks to Lee Daniels at Cannes

Pete Hammond of Deadline spoke to Lee Daniels about The Paperboy at a Cannes buyers party hosted by exec producer Avi Lerner. Excerpts:
An Oscar nominee just over a year ago, director Lee Daniels (Precious) was in Cannes yesterday talking up his latest film, The Paperboy, a thriller that is sort of an arty cross between Basic Instinct and Body Heat which he starts shooting in New Orleans in July with Matthew McConoughey, Zac Efron, Tobey Maguire (in a bad boy role) and Modern Family's Sofia Vergara...

Daniels said the film came about only after he spent a year post-Precious trying to get his film, Selma off the ground only to see it collapse just as it was nearing production. Daniels told me with all the Oscar success of Precious, not to mention his own Directing and Best Picture nomination that he thought getting projects rolling would be a snap. Not so. He says it is as hard as ever but now is extremely happy things have fallen into place for this film which likely will be aimed for a summer 2012 release...

Daniels says the movie is a wild ride, completely unexpected with roles that are unlike any these actors have played before.

If Tobey is in a 'bad boy role', that is probably not older brother Ward. Which means maybe Matthew is playing Ward, though I just feel like he's too old. Who knows, lol... all just guesses for the moment and we'll find out sooner or later.
Tags: schedule, the paperboy
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