Lee Daniels Set to Direct The Paperboy

Lee Daniels Set to Direct The Paperboy

The "Precious" director’s new sexual thriller will star Sofia Vergara.

Published May 16, 2011

Although he’s been rumored to currently be involved with several film projects, director Lee Daniels has just narrowed his next movie choice down to one.


According to The Hollywood Reporter, Daniels is set to helm the sexual thriller The Paperboy. “Set in the steamy South,” the movie, an adaptation of a 1995 Pete Dexter novel, is the story of a Miami Times reporter who returns to his Florida hometown to investigate the imprisonment of a death row inmate.


The Paperboy will star Sofia Vergara, Matthew McConaughey, Tobey McGuire and Zac Efron.


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Written by Ronke Idowu Reeves


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