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May 17th
12:17 pm
'Paperboy': Cannes Opening Ceremony clip and a couple of articles  
Clip from the Opening Ceremony of Cannes (full video here):

Cannes Film Festival: Actors To Watch
Deadline, Nancy Tartaglione
Zac Efron: According to a foreign distributor who early on acquired Cannes competition film The Paperboy, Zac Efron “enters the acting big leagues” with his role in Lee Daniels’ follow up to Precious. Others say he’s a revelation. “He’s already done some good work that showed he was more than just a pretty face, but you definitely see it here,” says another exec. The Paperboy will be one of the most talked about films in Cannes with a cast that includes Nicole Kidman and Matthew McConaughey, who are both also getting great notices.

Lee Daniels explains Nicole Kidman's 'Basic Instinct' moment
USA Today, Bryan Alexander
Lee Daniels will proudly unveil his new film, The Paperboy, next week which looks to steam up the screen at the Cannes film festival.

Daniels says that all of the film's stars find themselves in some of the movie's breathless scenes -- from Matthew McConaughey, to Nicole Kidman, to John Cusack -- even Zac Efron (shield your eyes High School Musical fans!).

But the blogosphere has zeroed in on one particular scene being called "Nicole Kidman's Basic Instinct moment" -- naturally a reference to Sharon Stone's famous, well, revelation to police investigators in 1992's Basic Instinct.

"My daughter told me about the Internet reporters of this Basic Instinct moment," says Daniels, before admonishing, "It's actually a Paperboy moment."

"There ain't no Basic Instinct moment because we get down," he laughs. "This is just one of the many moments of us getting down in this movie."

The Paperboy focuses on a reporter (McConaughey) and his younger brother (Efron) who investigate a past murder in order to free a man on death row, (Cusack). Kidman, 44, plays the woman who brings the case to the brothers' attention, and has an affair with Efron's character -- despite the young actor only being 24.

Daniels leaves the rest to our imagination until the film screens next week. But he does make a vow: "There is definitely another moment more shocking than that."
Mood: weirdweird
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Miranda gives everyone a chancemirandagirll on May 17th, 2012 06:46 pm (UTC)
I really wish we got a speaking clip of Zac, but this will suffice.

I like that it was mentioned that "Zac Efron “enters the acting big leagues” At least people are started to recognize Zac even if it isn't on a wide-scale basis.
kleth on May 17th, 2012 08:21 pm (UTC)
"I really wish we got a speaking clip of Zac"

I'm on pins and needles, wondering whether they adopted strong southern accents. As brothers, Zac and Matthew have to sound alike, but if Zac doesn't nail the accent, that could be the element that reviewers focus on when they look for something negative.
Miranda gives everyone a chancemirandagirll on May 17th, 2012 09:26 pm (UTC)
One of the people at the pre-screening said back awhile ago that Matthew and Zac were very convincing as brothers, so that should translate in their accents.

I just want to finally hear what Zac sounds like in this movie.
Sapphirasapphia on May 17th, 2012 06:46 pm (UTC)
Finally! A little bit of zac!
Jack is obsessed with Charlotte )))

It is not the usual music. A stylish, strange and interesting... I like it...

And I think, I really became a fan of Mario Grigorov's music. He is not the first time working with Lee Daniels. And on his website a lot of interesting compositions for films. I hope he wrote for The Paperboy something really good.
Troll St. Trollglamour_addict on May 17th, 2012 06:53 pm (UTC)
That music is fantastic. I'm more excited about this picture than anything else Zac has lined up. - i think.
Bee: Zac - Rolling Stone - looking downjeezbee on May 17th, 2012 06:54 pm (UTC)
It was really nice to see Zac on that list. Personally, I just hope he gets good reviews across the board. Everything else is icing on the cake.
kleth on May 17th, 2012 07:58 pm (UTC)
I second that hope and add my own. I hope this will be the last set of reviews in which he is described as "surprisingly good." Only reviewers who haven't been paying attention should be surprised.
Sapphirasapphia on May 17th, 2012 08:07 pm (UTC)
I can not wait for next week. I want to see more reviews from critics and viewers who will be able to see the movie. And even more difficult to wait until November ...
And God, please, let this movie to show in my country ... :-/
kleth on May 17th, 2012 08:15 pm (UTC)
"...who are both also getting great notices"

This is what turns me on. Putting Zeffer in a strong cast with everyone getting good notices is the way to escape from the heartthrob trap and give him the respect he deserves.
zacefronfan26 on May 17th, 2012 10:41 pm (UTC)
OMG The new clip of Zac is amazing really excited to see this movie. So Glad that people are started to recognize him. Can't wait to hear more Great New and reviews from People at Cannes.
countessm3countessm3 on May 17th, 2012 11:21 pm (UTC)
OMG - I love it - French subtitles! Of course, the English NEVER corresponds to the french "It is crazy, it that one does." I get to practice reading while also watching a great movie with Zac - wonderful!

There's an old feel to this film - I want to say a mid-70's feel - like I Dream of Genie and Hawaii Five O.

Anyhow, very excited - reviewers must live under a rock who don't realize Zac's Got Talent.
annabelle83 on May 17th, 2012 11:52 pm (UTC)
Someone who saw a rough cut of this movie commented that it was shot and edited like a 60s/70s cinema.
Malidociousmalidocious on May 17th, 2012 11:27 pm (UTC)
I am DYING to see this! <3
annabelle83 on May 17th, 2012 11:58 pm (UTC)
Love the Deadline article. It seems Zac is getting very good advance buzz there. I was little concerned that everyone will be talking about Nicole Kidman and other cast might be overlooked. So happy!
what in the worldpolly_amore11 on May 20th, 2012 01:58 am (UTC)
Zac and crew, are they at Cannes?