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Just like how the 2007 indie film "Hounddog" became synonymously known as "The Dakota Fanning Rape Movie," Lee Daniels' sensationalistic new crime drama "The Paperboy" will most certainly carry the stigma of being the flick where Nicole Kidman pees on Zac Efron.
Now Yahoo! Movies has a trailer for "The Paperboy," which caused quite a stir when it debuted at Cannes earlier this summer, and we can tell already it wasn't because this delivery boy was missing houses.
The story involves an intrepid reporter (Matthew McConaughey) and his younger brother (Zac Efron) digging a little too deep into the case of death row inmate Hillary (John Cusack), convicted of murdering a Florida sheriff.
While the footage immediately brings to mind classic southern crime movies like "In the Heat of the Night" and McConaughey's own "A Time to Kill," it also looks to have one of the wildest, most unbridled performances of Kidman's career, playing firecracker temptress Charlotte Bless. Even Cannes press that didn't appreciate the film thought Kidman deserved recognition for her performance.
Daniels is a director on one hell of a roll. After taking home Best Director honors for 2009's "Precious," his follow-up project "Selma" collapsed, but he's now directing a star-studded production of "The Butler," and just nabbed Hugh Jackman for MLK assassination drama "Orders to Kill."
Whether "The Paperboy" can be judged on its own merits by the critical and moviegoing community remains to be seen, but ask yourself this: Haven't we all wanted to pee on Zac Efron at one point or another?