By Sergio | Shadow and Act June 27, 2011 at 8:07AM
Botox queen Nicole Kidman is currently in talks to join the cast of Lee Daniel's new film The Paperboy , which is scheduled to begin shooting later this summer.
Kidman would replace Sofia Vergara who was forced to drop out of Daniels' project. Also staring are Matthew McConaughey and Zac Efron (Zac Efron????); production delays caused the start of the film to be pushed back. The delays would have coincided with the start of production of next season's episodes of the TV series Modern family which Vergara stars in and as a result she was forced to bow out.
Interestingly, the delays for The Paperboy were caused when another original cast member Tobey Maguire dropped out of Daniels' film last week.
The film centers around a reporter and his brother who investigate the events surrounding a murder in order to exonerate a man on death row. Kidman, if the deal goes through, will play "a woman with a dark side who writes letters to men on death row, and who brings the case to the attention of the reporter, developing a relationship with him".