Millennium Films has debuted a rather cool retro poster for The Paperboy, a new film directed by Oscar-nominated director Lee Daniels (Precious) and starring Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron, John Cusack and Nicole Kidman.
The film is an adaptation of the Peter Dexter novel and follows Ward James (Matthew McConaughey), a Miami Times reporter who returns to his hometown to investigate the murder of a local sheriff who is eventually helped by his younger brother Jack (Efron) as they investigate the possible wrongful conviction of a man on death row. Throughout the process Jack falls for the woman (Nicole Kidman) whom the convict (John Cusack) has been romancing through prison correspondence.
Throughout pre-production the film underwent a dramatic shift in talent with McConaughey taking over for Bradley Cooper, Efron stepping in for Alex Pettyfer, Cusack filling in for Tobey Maguire and finally Kidman replacing Sofia Vergara. Scott Glenn and David Oyelowo are also part of the cast.
The film doesn’t yet have a release date, but you can check out the ’70s style poster directly below. If you ask me it’s a contender for one of the best posters of 2012 already, let’s hope the film lives up to it.