Don't know how we missed this news but accordingly to showbiz411 (via our sister blog The Playlist), soul singer Maxwell has been added to the Lee Daniels flick The Paperboy.

The film, based on the 1995 Pete Dexter novel The Paperboy, centers on a pair of brothers who team-up to investigate the potential wrongful conviction of a death-row inmate.

The cast already includes John Cusack, Matthew McConaughey and Zac Efron with Nicole Kidman in negotiations to also star.

No word on what Maxwell's role will be.