Watch: Nicole Kidman Goes White Trash In Swampy, Sweaty Trailer For 'The Paperboy'

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by Kevin Jagernauth
August 1, 2012 3:27 PM
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Well, if anything, Lee Daniels' much-talked-about "The Paperboy" will at least be interesting. Boasting more accents than the cafeteria at the United Nations, a scenery chewing performance by a thoroughly de-glammed Nicole Kidman and enough sweat to fill a sauna, the first trailer for the film is here and it's...like we said, interesting.

As you know by know, the film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival where many reviews were very, very unkind to the picture (including our own), while other critical corners declared it as some sort of camp classic. Either way opinions will be flying high about "The Paperboy" no matter how you slice it. Based on the book by Pete Dexter, the story that follows Ward James (Matthew McConaughey), a respected journalist, and his brother Jack (Zac Efron), a college dropout, investigating the possible wrongful conviction of a death row inmate (John Cusack) who was found guilty of killing the town’s sheriff in Florida. Straightfoward, right? Well, Kidman pees on Efron at some point during the movie and with all the split screens going on this trailer, we have no idea what to expect, though while watching this, we wanted to give the entire cast a glass of water. They look parched.

After all the chatter at Cannes, did this trailer deliver what you expected? Were critics too harsh? Let us know. "The Paperboy" opens on October 5th.

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10 Comments

  • Gloria | August 7, 2012 3:38 PMReply

    It looks very intense to me and I like that about it! I've got to see it! I don't go back what critics say anymore. They've caused me to miss too many good movies.

  • Andrew | August 3, 2012 12:30 AMReply

    I've been reading about this along with you guys and only now I remember that I actually read the book many year ago and it's quite good. This should be fun.

  • LeeB | August 2, 2012 7:07 AMReply

    Swampy, dirty, trashy, pulpy, I'm dying for an old skool funky crude noir and this is surely it. I've lost all faith in critics, in a landscape where TDKR is hailed a 'mastepiece', criticism has become meaningless.

  • WRT | August 2, 2012 5:32 AMReply

    This looks good. It appears to have a palpable atmosphere and something more than a one-note tone. I'm ignoring the negative hype -- I'll wait on reviews from serious critics

  • Jesse | August 2, 2012 5:14 AMReply

    It looks glorious. Kidman continues to impress.

  • Sven | August 2, 2012 1:59 AMReply

    McConaughey has his usual toothpick, so he will basically play the same guy he always plays.

    But this doesn't look that bad actuallly.

  • Oogle monster | August 1, 2012 7:30 PMReply

    Is there a reason Macy Gray gets top billing? Before Kidman and Cusack?? WTF

  • Patrick | August 1, 2012 10:48 PM

    Oogle, the "with" and "and" credits are usually reserved for bigger stars in an ensemble like this. It's kind of like a show of respect.

  • LeonRaymond | August 1, 2012 4:48 PMReply

    It looks awesome to me, I see why they didn't like it cause once again they let their Racism get in the way of just watching it, too many Black faces for them, too much of that pulpy white trash for them, they don't like seeing their Queen lowered like that but I think Nicole is awesome just daring F-Them, this film will get my money

  • tristan eldritch | August 1, 2012 3:53 PMReply

    McConaughey in his resurgent prime, Cusack with SideShow Bob hair, Efron getting pissed on.......kind've a must-see, however bad.

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