Hold the phone (quite literally, we put ours on voicemail) – the trailer for The Paperboy has landed! What’s that, you say? To be honest, after first watch we weren’t entirely sure either although that might be because the cycling disqualification was being announced and the noise was so deafening, we couldn’t hear a thing.
So, for good measure we watched it again. And again. Because you can never see Zac Efron dancing around in a pair of white pants enough times. Matthew McConaughey, who plays Zac’s older brother and a journalist investigating the circumstances surrounding a murder, disappointingly seems to have his shirt on for the duration.
But the absolute star of the film is Nicole Kidman who plays Charlotte Bless, the fiancée of Hillary Van Wetter (John Cusack) - the man accused of the murder and who Matt and Zac are attempting to exonerate from death row - not least because she has to pee on Efron who is seen in the trailer dragging himself to shore after a jellyfish sting. Yowsers! Her portrayal of Bless (don’t forget this is based on a true story) was met with much praise following the films outing at Cannes with many sighting her performance as a reason in itself to see the film.
This gritty thriller has yet to get an official UK release date but we’re hoping to see it on our screens when it opens internationally in a couple of months . But for now, check out the trailer for a sneaky peek of what’s in store…