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A Fantastic Retro Poster for 'The Paperboy' from Director Lee Daniels

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December 28, 2011
Source: RopeofSilicon

The Paperboy

We've only heard about Lee Daniels' adaptation of The Paperboy, based on Peter Dexter's novel of the same name, through various casting stories, but now the 2012 is kicking off its marketing campaign with a fantastic poster that calls back to films from the 1970's or even book covers from that same decade. Complete with a faded color and the period setting to go with it, this is one of the more original attempts to sell a film like this that we've seen in a long time. Zac Efron looks a bit like James Dean (or a young Ron Eldard) and John Cusack (replacing Tobey Maguire) just looks creepy with that guy-liner. See it below!

Here's the first official "retro" poster for Lee Daniels' The Paperboy, courtesy of RopeofSilicon:

The Paperboy - Poster

Lee Daniels (Precious) directs The Paperboy adapted from Peter Dexter's novel of the same name which 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 (Zac 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. No official release date has been set, but the film will likely hit theaters sometime in 2012.

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  • DAVIDPD
    I like this poster a lot. I dig sepia-ness of it and the bottom shot of Cusack's eyes, is wickedly intense. The plot sounds great to boot.
  • RockySullivan1938
    Being a fan of films of the 70's and admiring the 70's genre, I gotta say that is a great poster, very authentic, almost grindhouse themed, love the eyes, the thriller like, Sounds like a good story for this kind of film, and im not a fan of Efron or McConaughey, but if its Lee Daniels, then they will definantley be going against type, I will be looking out for this one
  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KJ6WQ3OJAWSEOYLPS7EYJIDN5U Anthony C
    awesome style on the poster
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQoJo81lujk Crapola
    New age fun with a vintage feel. I think I have an app for my phone that does this. Quite like it.
    • LW
      Do you also have a fixie bike with 2-gears?
      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQoJo81lujk Crapola
        do do do dooo! And a synth.
  • norm
    This was a very good book, looking forward to see how the film turns out...
  • Danimal
    so sick

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