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Jan 14th
06:35 pm
Italian interview with Lee Daniels on 'The Paperboy'  
Whoops, forgot to post this with the new poster earlier cause I'm a space cadet but there was an Italian interview with Lee Daniels posted recently. Online services provided mediocre translations so I kind of made a smoothed over one by mixing all of them.
What's happening [next]?
I can tell you about [The Paperboy] - a highly erotic thriller, with a lot of sex and much violence. It is balanced out with a Hollywood cast that was beyond my wildest dreams.

In what sense?
The stars I ended up with were not who was thought of originally. For the part of the protagonist I thought of Sofia Vergara, but behold got Nicole Kidman, who after not really engaging roles, wanted to return to the height of darkness/trouble (like Van Sant's To Die For in 1995). She changed her hair and look to be more aggressive. Then I contacted Tobey McGuire but I got John Cusack, Bradley Cooper was replaced by Matthew McConaughey. And we have the teen idol, Zac Efron. He confessed to me: "Kissing Michelle Pfeiffer was amazing but Nicole was too much, I was embarrassed to death."

Daniels also mentioned that it is a beautiful story and he was happy that Almodovar had been interested, that they had similar tastes. He also said it would be released in November in the US. IMO, it may end up in November but at this point I think that is kind of just the goal and nothing certain.

Other Paperboy news. Somewhere David Oyelowo mentioned that Daniels rewrote the part for him. And, though it was on imdb already, a blog posted about Mario Grigorov scoring the film.

And, ty Sara at breakingfree for linking me to this HQ HQ untagged version of The Paperboy poster here.
Mood: busybusy
18 18 comments Comment
Miranda gives everyone a chancemirandagirll on January 15th, 2012 01:43 am (UTC)
I don't recall Jack and Charlotte kissing in the book....
But Zac's just on the ball, first Michelle Pfeiffer and now Nicole Kidman? I bet he brags about that with all his hometown friends and brother.

Wouldn't a November (or around that time release date) be good if they wanted The Paperboy to be considered for award nominations?
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on January 15th, 2012 01:49 am (UTC)
November would be good and that is why it is probably their goal. But it depends on the distributor they end up with and what other films get scheduled etc.
annabelle83 on January 15th, 2012 05:00 am (UTC)
Yeah, there was no kissing between Jack and Charlotte in the book. Basically nothing happens between them, and Jack ends up sleeping with a random older woman at the end, which I thought didn't really serve the plot. And Charlotte is totally neglected in the story after the hospital scene with Jack. I think they made Charlotte more important in the movie version, giving her more storyline with Jack. That will be amazing.
It's Audrey not Aubrey: B Coopaudrey_za on January 15th, 2012 03:01 am (UTC)
Can't get over Bradley Cooper being replaced. :'( So close to seeing my two faves on one screen together. Someday!
○ohsoglamours on January 15th, 2012 03:59 pm (UTC)
mte! as soon as i read that, i began weeping internally. they need to do a movie together.
zacefronfan26 on January 15th, 2012 03:57 am (UTC)
I Can;t wait to see the Paperboy The Movie sounds like it will be Rated R.
Sapphirasapphia on January 15th, 2012 12:25 pm (UTC)
WOW! Very interesting!
Thanks for transfer.
Bee: Zac - ELLE - Lying on Car 1jeezbee on January 15th, 2012 03:00 pm (UTC)
I can wait for whenever it's going to come out, I just hope it turned out to be good. That's my main wish.
kleth on January 15th, 2012 03:53 pm (UTC)
Good or bad, I'm just hoping it's successful. Right now, Zac could really use a grown-up movie that does some box office.

TLO is a total chick-flick, but I'm less clear about Paperboy. Will it have any guy appeal? I'm guessing that at least couples can go to see it without too much negotiation.
Bee: Zac – Leno - b/w - touching hair - smilijeezbee on January 15th, 2012 04:05 pm (UTC)
This movie is not mainstream enough to make money without quality. In order to be successful at the box office it needs to be good first, and then, if they pick up a good distributor and have a good release strategy it could make some money. But even then it won't be "big" imo; the themes in the movie are way too dark and controversial.

It's not a chick-flick at all but it won't have guy appeal like a fanboy movie - it can have quality appeal (if it is indeed good) which is gender independent.
kleth on January 15th, 2012 09:58 pm (UTC)
Makes sense, good word of mouth always helps. I'm not hoping for a "big hit" but simply a movie that opens well and earns back more than its cost, my definition of success.
zacefronfan26 on January 16th, 2012 07:42 am (UTC)
Even Though I'm a Male Fan I plan to see the Lucky one in April. But the Paperboy sounds like it would be a great film and will Help Zac get a guy appeal.

I'm Glad to be one of the male Fans that Zac has right now.
kleth on January 16th, 2012 03:00 pm (UTC)
Oh, I plan to see TLO. But it will be at a multiplex where I can buy a ticket to some respectable movie and then slink into the theater showing TLO. I hope Zac will be suitably contrite about what he's putting me through.
annabelle83 on January 16th, 2012 03:19 pm (UTC)
Then your ticket won't count towards TLO. Come on, buy a ticket for TLO and support Zac! I saw HSM3 at the cinema packed with school girls...
kleth on January 17th, 2012 02:49 pm (UTC)
"I saw HSM3 at the cinema packed with school girls..."

Oh glory, that must have been an appalling experience. Did you get to hear any of the dialog, or just shrieking?
annabelle83 on January 18th, 2012 01:59 pm (UTC)
Thanksfully, they kept their squeal to minimum. I had no one to drag to see it with me, so I went there without a companion. I felt so old and out-of-place when leaving the theater.
lilly4848lilly4848 on January 18th, 2012 02:30 am (UTC)
Yeah, you MUST buy a ticket for TLO so that it will help the box office totals. Geez, if you're that shy, just buy it online or something. Or, you can buy two. Then it will look like you have a date, and also help the box office even more. LOL

Also, if you buy a ticket for a different film, not only will it NOT count towards TLO, it WILL count towards the other film, so it'll be a double bad thing. You need to grow a pair. C'mon. Step up and be a man! ;)

Edited at 2012-01-18 02:36 am (UTC)
kleth on January 18th, 2012 02:53 pm (UTC)
That's the problem, I am an adult male. It's not a question of shyness, it's just uber-weird for a guy to patronize this kind of movie. The only interpretations would be that I must possess womanly sentiments or I've got a thing for Zac Efron (the second is actually true, but it's not *that* kind of thing).

My reaction demonstrates why Zac is going to take a hit with his potential male audience with the project.