The fact that Zac Efron slow dances with Nicole Kidman in a pair of tighty-whities should not be the main takeaway from the trailer for “The Paperboy,” the new drama from “Precious” director Lee Daniels, but we’re only human. When a shaggy, ’60s-era Zefron wears short plaid shorts (or none at all), we notice.
The film, which debuted at Cannes, features Kidman as a Southern woman who falls in love with a convicted murderer (John Cusack), and turns to a young reporter (Efron) to help exonerate her possibly homicidal husband-to-be – whom she’s never met.
“The Paperboy” premiered to mixed reviews, with many critics predicting it’ll either bomb or become a camp classic. It also made headlines for the fact that Kidman’s character pees on Efron’s at one point during the film.
“The Paperboy” opens October 5. [Source]